Disorders of Impulse Control

  title={Disorders of Impulse Control},
  author={Kenneth J Sher and Wendy S Slutske},
Reviewed in this chapter are the research and theory concerning conditions that have in common deficits in impulse control, or disinhibitory psychopathology. Emphasized in particular are the substance use disorders and pathological gambling. Disorders of impulse control are prevalent in all societies and place high costs on the affected individuals, as well as their friends, family members, and often the rest of society. Because they often co-occur within the same individuals, it is useful… CONTINUE READING