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I Have Impulse Control Disorders

Impulse Control Disorders anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Impulse Control Disorders. You're not alone. 46 People

    I Have An Impulse Problem With Stealing

    i have had an impulse issue for the past four years. i have been getting into trouble for stealing. i always take cash, never anything else. taking gives me an adrenaline rush that i enjoy. every time i steal it gives me the same feeling of excitement that is hard to get away...
    spencerhawk spencerhawk 18-21, M Jul 16, 2012

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    My Icd

    Five behavioural stages characterize impulsivity: an impulse, growing tension, pleasure from acting, relief from the urge and finally guilt (which may or may not arise). Yep this is exactly the stages i go through. Mine was visiting prostitutes. The impulse was their , the...
    rjp0101 rjp0101 36-40, M Jan 14, 2013

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    Wow! Neat-o! This Is the Group For Me

    I recently joined a group for cutters maybe a week ago.  I knew i had something in common with them, but i didnt know what my actual 'problem' was called, so thats why i joined them. I am a 'Skin Picker', meaning that i friction burn my skin.  I have been doing this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    Craig and Icd

    Hi male 46.  I am diagnosed with cyclothymia, (part of the Bipolar spectrum) and am on Lithium for that.  My shrink has suggested OCD and ICD are also going on in my head.  God it is a busy place up there.  I need to find a med that will work with the...
    CraigC CraigC 46-50 1 Response Feb 14, 2009

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    Undiagnosed Impulsive Psychologist

    I am a final year undergraduate in psychology and the more literature I read about impulse control issues the more I realise that I actually have problems with impulse control and it's kind of scaring me now. As a child my mom took me to see have behaviourist psychologist who...
    whirly1989 whirly1989 22-25, F 4 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Maybe I Have Impulse Control Disorder

    So I've been married for ten years, and it's been a pretty rocky marriage. We would get into an argument, over anything, and i could not stop arguing. I would call names, follow him into the other room, just to drag it out. Well we are separated now, and we both want it to work...
    clbc18 clbc18 26-30 Aug 27, 2012

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    Didn't Expect This Group to Already Be Created!

    So i've been reading a lot on personality and mental disorders, not only because it interests me, but because i've always felt there was something wrong with me. Something not quite right. I don't think i need any help. But i can't quite put my finger on it. Anyway, when i...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2009

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    Possible Help For Nail Picking!

    I thought I was crazy when I decided to go to see a psychologist for my nail biting..Nail biting it once was. It has turned into over time Nail picking. I have been biting ever since I can remember, but started picking already 6 yrs ago, wow!...Anyways, it had started to...
    jsbaker2002 jsbaker2002 26-30 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    I don't know if I fit in with this.

    Ever sense I was little I did little impulse, I guess you can call them things. When I was younger and still now one thing I do is I make these little humming noises. Like hm. Hm. Hm. I feel like I HAVE to do them in certain orders to feel right. Another thing is with my feet...
    OrdinarilyDifferent OrdinarilyDifferent 13-15, F Feb 24

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    Looking For Other Who Are In A Similar Situation

    For some time now I've suffered with impulse control issues. Despite a NHS psychologist diagnosing me with OCD, I still believe that I have impulse control issues that aren't related to OCD as such. I've heard that impulse control disorders can take years to diagnose and are...
    daisychain7 daisychain7 22-25 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm just going to write the things I'd had while experiencing psychotic episodes. I have had hard time forgiving myself or accepting myself because of these. I doubt my existence...
    shirrinha34 shirrinha34 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have PCOS. I was told, about three years ago, that I had PCOS, its one of the main reasons why I came to Ep to beging with, other than my Depression. When I joined, the woman in...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    he is flawless to me, how simply, smoothly he takes control. he knows he has me, my everything. Sirs control is. is beautiful. his strength in everything he does. I will fallow him...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    its so difficult to stay possitive at times. i try but alot of people feel awkward about mental disorders that if i cant be possitive, i fake it. i am so tired of feeling weak. i...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Is it grace or is it Saturday law and Sabbath keeping??? Here is the side that clearly explains grace: Regarding Saturday or Sunday worship, I found the following. So many of...
    HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Anger is one of the deepest effect of life on us. It is one of our most natural feelings. We either hide and cover it or sometimes within a second and without being in control, we...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes simple friendly affection of mine is mislead. Simply a kind gesture of holding a person who desires a form of comfort for a high pressure situation misleads them to...
    InferioritySimplex InferioritySimplex 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I feel like I cant go on,I feel like so much is happening and I have no control, I feel like doing bad things I havent done for a few years but I know it will get me no where, I...
    hidingintheshaddows hidingintheshaddows 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'll probably regret writing this as well. I regret a lot of things I've done. While I regret putting myself in this currently uncomfortable position, I'm learning to accept who I...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Whoo wants to control me?? I really wanna be controlled
    GAMER108 GAMER108 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    It's as if I'm drowning in a sea of pain. I don't understand anything when it comes to this disorder. I don't understand why it has to make us feel the way we do. I know we all...
    ginganinja33 ginganinja33 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A concealer for me. I bought it on Thursday. My eyebags are terrible recently so when I saw one at the drugstore, I immediately picked it! I haven't had decent sleep the past week...
    irmacoll irmacoll 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Is it normal to have chest pains when I'm anxious?
    k179 k179 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Final episode in history of my inner life. Senior year and hs. Like I mentioned previously, senior year was absolutely chaotic. I had left the house I'd lived in the longest of...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F a week ago

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    Write about your experiencePlease read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    woke up with anxiety again. it's coming and going. I worry about things I have no control over. I just wish it would go away forever. and yet I know it wont. sometimes Im strong...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When i was in elementary school i liked welcoming the new students.The special students (the ones with disorders, like anger, learning disabilities etc.) came to our class to see...
    Nikiz Nikiz 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    I may be able to come off as smooth but I'm actually worried about getting in a relationship. I'm good with words, I can do all the romantic and cute **** but I worry because I've...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    When do stop letting our parents control us and start thinking for ourselves? Even though they'll yell and scream at us.
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 24

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    The first time I was arrested I was 18 for drunk and disorderly conduct I was completely drunk gobbling off at the police etc. I remember that fantastic feeling as they put the...
    ilovecuffs ilovecuffs 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Whoever controls the media controls the mind. People are so blissfully ignorant to what the media doesn't share with the public and are so easily manipulated to think whatever...
    Mandatorysuicide Mandatorysuicide 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I've had anxiety for 8 months as well as depression and minor eating disorders and I'm please to be able to say that I'm recovering
    struggleandsmile struggleandsmile 13-15, F Jun 22

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    I went to a clinic not too long ago to get tested for STIs. They tests came back negative, thankfully. But the workers gave me free condoms, Plan B, and birth control (even though...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I suffered from PMDD for over 20 years, I'm now 40 and have been getting the Zoladex implant every 3 months for 3 years, which basically shuts down your ovaries, if the implant is...
    lisa75 lisa75 36-40, F Jun 22

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    Yesterday my mom told me that she doesn't like it when I look "too masculine" and she dyes my hair so that she doesn't have to look at it, she also tells me when to bathe an wants...
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T Jun 22

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    I have a controlling ex husband. He makes my life hell. I'm constantly waiting for the next letter in the mail from the courts. He lies to make himself look like the better parent...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F Jun 21

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    Something that might help someone. I am a mother with five children with OCD. I didn't know what they had till they were in their teens. It was almost too late for intervention...
    kindandterrified kindandterrified 16-17, M Jun 21

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    I truly believe eczema, as a chronic skin condition like other chronic diseases, is a mental challenge. Somehow I often see eczema more like a mental issue to tackle than a...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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