Pyromania, characterized by repetitive and uncontrollable fire setting, is a disabling, impulse control disorder that usually goes undiagnosed. Pyromania usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood. Females and males appear equally represented in studies of pyromania. Along with impairment in the social and occupational realms, high rates of comorbid psychiatric conditions are common. Although the etiology of pyromania is unknown, various pharmacotherapies and cognitive behavioral therapy have shown early promise in case reports in the treatment of pyromania.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
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- Impulse control disorder