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Impulse Control Disorders (Kleptomania) Summary

Description: Disorders whose essential features are the failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act that is harmful to the individual or to others. Individuals experience an increased sense of tension prior to the act and pleasure, gratification or release of tension at the time of committing the act.

Also Known As: Kleptomania; Intermittent Explosive Disorder; Disorders, Impulse Control; Impulse-Control Disorders; Disorders, Intermittent Explosive Show All >>

Networked: 331 relevant articles (23 outcomes, 46 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Impulse Control Disorders

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Naltrexone (ReVia) : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 14 results : FDA 7 Generic
  2. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 3 outcomes in 8 results : IBA
  3. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 79 results : IBA
  4. Dopamine (Intropin) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 75 results : FDA 36 Generic
  5. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 20 results : IBA
  6. topiramate (Topamax) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 28 Generic
  7. Lithium : 1 outcome 2 studies in 6 results : IBA
  8. Narcotic Antagonists (Opioid Antagonists) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  10. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 1 outcome in 19 results : FDA 31 Generic
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Diseases Related to Impulse Control Disorders

  1. Gambling (Pathological Gambling)
  2. Eating Disorders (Eating Disorder)
  3. Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety Disorder)
  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  5. Pain (Aches)
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Key Therapies for Impulse Control Disorders

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results
  2. Deep Brain Stimulation : 10 results
  3. Off-Label Use : 1 result
  4. Vegetarian Diet (Vegetarianism) : 1 result
  5. Self Medication : 1 result
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