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1

What are the 3 types of impulse control disorders? Select all that apply:
A) intermittent explosive disorder
B) obsessive-compulsive personality type
C) pyromania
D) kleptomania
E) schizotypal type
F) obsessive-compulsive disorder
G) schizoid personality type

A, C, D

2

What are the 3 common characteristics of impulse control disorder?

1. Fail to resist an impulse or temptation, despite knowing the act is wrong

2. Experience tension or arousal before the act

3. Feel excitement or release after committing the act

3

True or False: those with an impulse control disorder will not feel guilt after performing a wrong/harmful act

False; these people may or may not feel guilt

4

The core feature or this disorder is repeated expression of impulsive acts that lead to physical or financial damage
A) obsessive-compulsive disorder
B) obsessive-compulsive personality type
C) antisocial personality type
D) impulse control disorder

D

5

Intermittent explosive disorder
A) recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects

B) discrete episodes of loss of control over aggressive impulses, resulting in serious assaults

C) deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion; intense pleasure or relief from setting fires or watching things burn

D) a new impulse control disorder or nonsubstance addiction in the DSM-5

B

6

Pyromania
A) recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects

B) discrete episodes of loss of control over aggressive impulses, resulting in serious assaults

C) deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion; intense pleasure or relief from setting fires or watching things burn

D) a new impulse control disorder or nonsubstance addiction in the DSM-5

C

7

Kleptomania
A) recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects

B) discrete episodes of loss of control over aggressive impulses, resulting in serious assaults

C) deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion; intense pleasure or relief from setting fires or watching things burn

D) a new impulse control disorder or nonsubstance addiction in the DSM-5

A

8

Internet addiction
A) recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects

B) discrete episodes of loss of control over aggressive impulses, resulting in serious assaults

C) deliberate and purposeful fire setting on more than one occasion; intense pleasure or relief from setting fires or watching things burn

D) a new impulse control disorder or nonsubstance addiction in the DSM-5

D

9

True or False: people with intermittent explosive disorder show no signs of general aggressiveness between episodes and may genuinely feel remorse for their actions

True

10

True or False: people with kleptomania steal due to feeling anger and looking to seek revenge

False

11

True or False: those with pyromania start fires due to the need to use others, seek revenge, or for financial gains

False; they get pleasure from setting fires and watching things burn. No motives

12

The core feature of impulse control disorders is
A) repeated impulsive acts that lead to damage either physically or financially
B) experiencing guilt after an impulse
C) never experiencing guilt after an impulse
D) performing impulses as a form of revenge, sabotage, other motives, or financial gains

A

13

True or False: impulse disorders is a subcategory of personality disorders

False

14

True or False: internet addiction is a new impulse control disorder of the DSM-5

True