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Impulse-control disorder

Definition: A category of psychiatric disorders whose essential features are the failure to resist an impulse to perform an act that is harmful to the individual or to others. Individuals typically experience an increased sense of tension prior to the act and then pleasure, gratification or release of tension at the time of committing the act.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): impulse control disorders, impulse control disorder, Impulsecontroldisorders, impulse-control disorder, impulse-control disorders, impulse- control disorders

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