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Impulse Control Disorder
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An Impulse Control Disorder is a situation in which the patient (YOU) exhibits uncontrolled behavior as the result of an emotional trauma.  Below are several types of ICDs our patients have been known to experience.

Adjustment Disorder/Separation Anxiety
An adjustment disorder occurs when a person develops affective (emotional) or behavioral symptoms in response to an indentifiable stressor.  Stressors can be natural disasters (such as an earthquake), events or crisis (such as car accidents, or development of a medical disorder) or interpersonal problems (such as divorce, or abuse).  The person displays either marked distress, or impairment in functioning (i.e. unable to work or study). Adjustments disorders, by definition, last less than 6 months (after the stressor or its consequences end).
Whoever wrote that must not know us very well.  Who among us believes our extreme emotional distress at losing Simon to the UK will dissipate before he returns? Stupid, stupid psychiatrists. That's why this prison - we mean, commiseration facility - is run by the inmates.
We mean fellow worshippers.
Do you own EVERY copy of the National Enquirer and People that has a picture or small mention of Simon Cowell?  Do you frequent searching for all things Simon?  Have you overbid to win the aforementioned eBay treasures?  Then this is you.
Juliet also has problems with shoes, but again, why treat it?

Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Intermittent Explosive Disorder is diagnosed when, on several occasions, the patient has lost contral of agressive impulses, leading to serious assault or property destruction.  The aggression is violent and short-lived, and seems to be out of proportion with the stressor that causes it.
This particular ICS may seem dangerous to fellow patients, we have taken the utmost care to remove the stressor that always precipitates it.
Terri can't get in.