Impulse Control Disorders in an Inpatient Psychiatry Unit of a University Hospital


Tamam L. , ZENGIN M., KARAKUS G., OZTURK Z.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.18, ss.153-161, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.153-161

Özet

Objective: Like other comorbid disorders, comorbidity of impulse control disorders (ICDs) in various psychiatric disorders may complicate the diagnostic work-up of patients which might further influence the outcome and the treatment. As these disorders are not routinely screened for in regular psychiatric evaluations and several commonly used semi-structured interviews, it is highly probable that these disorders may go unrecognized and untreated. Despite the inclusion of ICD category under two widely used classification systems a long time ago, relatively little research has been done on this area, We conducted this study to find out the frequency of ICDs and search for relevant clinical and sociodemographic variables in a group of psychiatric inpatients.