Impulse control disorders in elderly patients

Tamam L. , BICAN M., KESKİN N.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, cilt.55, ss.1022-1028, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.12.003
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1022-1028


Objective: There is no epidemiological study on the prevalence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) in the elderly population. The studies on ICDs in elderly patients are limited and some of them are case reports about pathological gambling and kleptomania. The comorbidity of other psychiatric disorders makes diagnosis difficult and has negative effects on both treatment and the prognosis of ICDs. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of ICDs among elderly patients and to evaluate the related sociodemographic and clinical features.