Impulse Control Problems In Texas

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Impulse Control Problems In Texas

Impulse control problems can be debilitating and cause serious physical, mental, and emotional health issues. Impulse control problems can manifest in many ways, from extreme aggression or recklessness to addictions. Unfortunately, in Texas and across the nation, these issues are all too common. These issues can be difficult to manage on your own and many people in Texas call Symmetry Counseling for help. If you’re struggling with any of the issues described below, please contact Symmetry Counseling.


Signs That You Might Have Difficulty Controlling Your Impulses

There are a multitude of impulse control disorders that a person can be diagnosed with. Still, they share some commonalities of behavior that can serve as warning signs. Here are some signs of impulse control disorders:

  • Hair-pulling or skin-picking
  • Defiance or compulsive lying
  • Intrusive thoughts and uncontrollable urges
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Addictions to drugs and alcohol or gambling
  • Theft or destruction of property
  • Aggressive or violent outbursts
  • Pyromania
  • Anxiety before or shame after performing these impulsive actions

If you or a loved one experience some of these signs and they interfere frequently with day-to-day life, it may be a good idea to consider meeting with a counselor to help manage the symptoms.



The Demographics Of Impulse Control

Men are more likely to exhibit signs of an impulse control disorder than women, but people of any gender can experience these problems. In addition, most people with impulse control problems are of a younger age and may begin to experience difficulty with their own behavior in adolescence, stretching into young adulthood. In addition, individuals who have a family history of mental health conditions or have been diagnosed with other disorders themselves may have a higher risk of experiencing impulse control disorders.

Managing Your Impulse Control

Although it may be a difficult road, impulse control disorders can be treated and symptoms can be mitigated with the help of counseling. Learning how to recognize these patterns of behavior can be invaluable. Learning more about the disorder and what it is can help explain why these potentially destructive behaviors are still attractive and empower individuals experiencing these problems to take control of their lives. This could mean creating a plan when the urge to perform these behaviors surfaces or replacing these behaviors with less destructive ones. It may also help to meet with a support group, to meet others who experience the same sorts of issues to create a network of support and feel less alone.

You Can Be Your Best Self

Call Symmetry Counseling For Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with impulse control problems in Texas, Symmetry Counseling can help. With the right support, individuals and families can work together to develop strategies for managing these issues and improving their overall well-being. Call us today at (888) 661-2742 or text APPT to (312) 578-9990 to schedule an appointment and get the tools that you need to overcome your impulsivity.

In Texas, Symmetry Counseling only offers virtual telehealth sessions and does not have any in-person availability.