Chronic Impulsivity Counseling
“Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble may bring unpleasant consequences.”
Impulsivity, or impulsive behavior, is when you act quickly without the foresight to the consequences. People with impulsive control disorders engage in actions such as aggression, disruptive behavior, lack of concentration, etc. Moreover, addictions to alcohol or drugs, eating disorders, suffering, stealing, and compulsive gambling are also form of impulsivity. Impulsive behavior occurs at a younger age when you have no proper control over your impulses.
Symptoms of Chronic Impulsivity
Is impulsive behavior a disorder?
Most psychiatrists believe chronic impulsivity is not a disorder; it’s a condition. Anyone can engage in impulsive acts due to lack of control, unable to resist the urge to do something harmful to themselves or others. However, some think that impulsive behavior is part of an impulse control disorder or other mental health disorder. This may be the case when:
Causes of impulsive behavior
Impulsive actions lead to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences. Sometimes you are unable to control your thoughts that are affecting your mental health.
These thoughts may lead you to many things that could be risky. However, it is not always the impulsive behavior that forces you to act without thinking about consequences. You may indulge in aggressive behavior for reasons other than impulsive control disorder. It might be just your level of self-control that forces you to do things.
Experts suggest an association between impulsivity and brain connectivity and think physical conditions such as brain lesions and stroke can encourage impulsive behavior.
Controlling Impulsive Behavior
Taking complete control of impulsivity depends on the cause. If you get the right idea of what is causing you to engage in impulsive behavior, you may progress towards a change and learn self-control over this condition. You can deal with your own impulsive tendencies by:
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