The purpose of treatment for impulse control disorder is to change the person’s behavior so that they are able to resist impulses. The goal is to reduce impulsivity and increase self-control. There are a number of treatments that have been found to be effective.
The severity of the problem varies from person to person. Impulse control problems are a huge problem in today’s society. The number of people with impulse control problems has increased by 50% in the last 10 years. More than 10 million people in the United States alone have an impulse control disorder. People with these disorders have a higher risk of developing other mental health issues.