Impuse Control Disorders
People with impulse control disorders are unable to resist urges, or impulses, to perform acts that could be harmful to themselves or others. Pyromania (starting fires), kleptomania (stealing), ADHD, and compulsive gambling are examples of impulse control disorders.
People with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Although ADHD can’t be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.