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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. 41 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 4, 2012

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    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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    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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    They Can Get Me In a Lot of Trouble.

     In parts of my life, I gave into my impulses.  No, not pinching women in public.  Maybe in private.  It was more flirting which got me into a lot of trouble.  Witness 4 divorces.  Each one started for rather reasonable causes, well, kind of sort of...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses May 1, 2009

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The uncomfortable thing about control freaks is that you often only realize you have some kind of relationship with one when you're already in too deep. Since in the beginning they...
    grimlydefiant grimlydefiant 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Its one thing to always demand respect in the household,but its also based on a give and take type of thing...I live with my mother and her boyfriend who acts as if this house is...
    Natashachetty Natashachetty 22-25 Mar 24

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    This past week my mom has told me "get out of my way." impatiently. And today she said "Did you hear what she said?" to me in a consdescending way in front of others like I'm...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 4 days ago

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    So I come from a pretty poor background. (not going to bore you with the whole long sad sappy story) Any way I'm 18 now, married, with a 3 year old daughter. I have my own house...
    Rskittles Rskittles 18-21 12 hrs ago

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    i cant beat myself up over bs
    frozeninhorror frozeninhorror 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    All of the women of in my family have ESP. We've always had from the beginning. We all different forms of ESP. But is it strange that every female in my moms side of the family...
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sitting here reading these stories brings me to tears. I am 33 years old and truly feel like my body hates me. I am always in pain and in tears anymore. I didn't quite know what...
    queenknight queenknight 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    *Walks up to counter* “Hi, I would like to order a man, athletic build, cute face- maybe with a little scuff on it;), very kind, charming, and intelligent; and that will be all...
    MW1321 MW1321 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am currently a sophomore in high school, and when I was in fifth grade I began to experience minor symptoms of ocd. They have since escalated to me needing to move the furniture...
    Ally271 Ally271 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    A Haunting in Woodland By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Apr 13

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    hi every one, i was so desperate that i decided to share my story here with u,tnx for reading. i am 24 ,married.my husband was my classmate n we married after we" fell in love...
    fereni fereni 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    It's My Fault - I couldn't help it, I became a control freak and I tried controlling my friend's character and tried making them do what I wanted. It's just well, i'm a...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Russell. If there is one man who has literally become my worst nightmare, it's Russell *beeping* Brand. In real life i'm sure he's nice, but i'll NEVER forgive him for the...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    After turning 14 years old ( where I have stopped on the previous part) , a lot of things has changed in me and in my life. I always believe that every human has his own circle...
    Bash94 Bash94 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Obsessions - unwanted thoughts, ideas, impulses that you have again and again. They get in the way of your normal thoughts and cause anxiety of fear. Compulsions - behaviors that...
    autipolar autipolar 41-45 1 Response Mar 31

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I noticed that I haven't plucked in a few days, and I'm impressed. I guess I've been so busy and out of my house that it's been a major distraction and hasn't triggered the...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    This just isn't fair. I am in so much anger, and pain. I hate my impulses, and I hate getting hurt and not getting over it quickly. I keep cutting, but each time it gets deeper...
    nellagrr nellagrr 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    To those that have social anxiety, I want to remind you that you are not your anxiety. Do not let it define you. I know behind those irrational fears and involuntary impulses is a...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    It's true. I have poor judgment. I do things soooo wrong sometimes...or possibly all of the time. I choose incorrectly. I'm oblivious to what really matters. I act on impulses...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    There´s this guy who i have liked for about 3 years it all started 3 years ago we were classmates and we got along well and we talk at school because he was at my side in class so...
    nicolee1234 nicolee1234 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Since as long as I can remember I have had the feeling that my whole body isn't mine. My face is, my collarbones are and my hands and feet too, but the rest is not. My shoulders...
    EprilYuan EprilYuan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Day #2 of b/p free YAY :-) Still feel that binge from 2 days ago yes I know it was really quite bad. Skipped lunch but I have to eat dinner bcos I don't want my family to suspect I...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I know this is very controversial, but I want to share a few things about exorcism / deliverance ministry with regard to epilepsy / seizure disorders. As a Christian I do...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F Apr 7

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    I am obsessed with my body. I just want to be skinny. Why am I so fat? After having binge eating during a year I took a lot of weight then Mia came. She forced me to throw up...
    assia25 assia25 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Above is a photo of Flexural psoriasis which I found after spending a long time researching,it's not me but it looks exactly how my armpits look nearish their worst flareups except...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder along with Major Depressive Disorder and Avoidant Personality Type as of this past month. I've had this diagnosis since...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I have suffered from it for several years now. I've been to the eating disorder clinic twice but I felt very uncomfortable and I felt like the nurse was staring at my belly. Right...
    GSSB GSSB 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    For as long as I can remember, I have always picked at any and all scabs that formed on my body. Whether it was from scratching a bug bite so much that it broke skin or it was...
    jenmarie520 jenmarie520 26-30, F Apr 5

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    Hey everyone my name is Aneesah and I have just been diagnosed with psychosis and mild depression.Just a little history :so last year this time i tried to commit suicide i...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I have not been diagnosed. However, lately I started looking up more information about anxiety disorders. I'm 31 and have been shy and quiet my entire life. I thought it was...
    CamillaRhodes CamillaRhodes 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder and have had a recent bout of psychosis which was my first episode. It was terrifying. I also battle with eating disorders. I feel like I'm going around in...
    Doryloo23 Doryloo23 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is exactly what happens to me and gets mis-labelled as 'anxiety' or whatever. http://www.bcepilepsy.com/files/Information_Sheets/All_About_Partial_Seizures.pdf All About...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My boyfriend is very controlling. He doesn't allow me to wear certain thing or hang around with certain people. If I don't do as he say he get mad or just yell. When I ask him why...
    tattoofreak101 tattoofreak101 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I'm only 14, but all my life, I've simply played the parts people expect of me. I was the good daughter, the perfect honor-roll student who never broke a single rule, and the best...
    okc15 okc15 13-15, F Apr 15

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    I hate control freaks with a passion, it's either their way or the highway, they have to be in control of everything. Reminds me of a jealous, possessive man who isn't happy unless...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F Mar 26

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    I have anger management issues, which I have been working on since I've noticed them. However, no matter how long and hard someone has been working on controlling their anger...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 1 Response Apr 13

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    m trying to get new health insurance the current one I have is only for birth control I'm soon going to get insurance that covers doctor visits. But I haven't been approved. So...
    sarahhunnix3 sarahhunnix3 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Long story short, controlling boyfriend. He is especially controlling when I am adamant against something. Definitely a power issue, loves controlling people. Thing is, we broke up...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Apr 2

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    all of us has an ego, its normal for a human..but we should never let our ego control over us but we should be the one to control out ego,, ego is a very short word but can destroy...
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F Apr 9