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impulse control disorder

impulse control disorder in Medicine

impulse control disorder n.
Any of various types of mental disorders, such as substance abuse and pathological gambling, characterized by a tendency to gratify an immediate desire or impulse regardless of the consequences to one's self or to others.

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