Introduction to Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified

Most people will likely do something impulsive at some point in their lives. However, when a person is unable to resist impulses to act in ways that are harmful to themselves or others, it may be a considered an impulse-control disorder. Currently, five impulse-control disorders are identified in the DSM-IV-TR: intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, pathological gambling, pyromania, and trichotillomania.