Impulse control disorders can be upsetting, even heartbreaking, for both those who struggle with them and for their loved ones. Characterized by a lack of control, impulse disorders cause those with them to engage in destructive behaviors such as substance use, gambling and other process addictions. Left unchecked, these destructive behaviors can have intense consequences on any and all aspects of a person’s life. Consequences can be health-related, professional or social, even financial or legal. In turn, these consequences can cause profound feeling of shame, guilt and isolation, particularly when loved ones are affected.
Sometimes, impulse control disorders are combined with other mental health disorders, such as anxiety or depression. For co-occurring impulse control disorders, specialized treatment is needed to address both illnesses appropriately and decrease the possibility of relapse. With Solara Mental Health’s impulse control disorder treatment in San Diego, those with co-occurring impulse control disorders can heal and learn to lead stable, fulfilling, and happy lives.