Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders and Drug Addiction

@article{Fontenelle2012ObsessiveCompulsiveDI,
  title={Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders and Drug Addiction},
  author={Leonardo Franklin Fontenelle and Sanne Oostermeijer and Ben J. Harrison and Christos Pantelis and Murat Y{\"u}cel},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={71},
  pages={827-840}
}
The basic concepts underlying compulsive, impulsive and addictive behaviours overlap, which may help explain why laymen use these expressions interchangeably. Although there has been a large research effort to better characterize and disentangle these behaviours, clinicians and scientists are still unable to clearly differentiate them. Accordingly, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), impulse control disorders (ICD) and substance-related disorders (SUD) overlap on different levels, including… 

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