Brain Damage and Impulse Control

Brain damage is an injury that causes the destruction or deterioration of brain cells. In the U.S., every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury -- whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor, or other illnesses, according to theBrain Injury Association of America.


Impulse-control disorder (ICD) is a class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity – failure to resist a temptation, an urge, an impulse, or the inability to not speak on a thought.


Symptoms of inability of impulse control

  • Irritability.
  • Feeling unable to control actions.
  • Fear of abandonment.
  • Lowered feelings of self-worth.
  • Episodes of emotional detachment.
  • Agitation.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.

Inability Of Impulse Control

Video link that discusses inability of impulse control