impulse control disorder

Pyromania is a psychological disorder. It is an impulse control disorder with an obsession with fire and explosives.

A garbage container (which usually contains waste), after an attack by a pyromaniac

Pyromaniacs often set fire to things.[1] They get pleasure or relief from seeing things burn. Pyromaniacs are often convicted of arson. When children have pyromania, later in life they usually are diagnosed with a mental disorder. Pyromaniacs set fire to relieve stress and it gives them pleasure and relief.[2]

Someone with this disorder deliberately and purposely sets fires on more than one occasion. Before the act of lighting the fire the person usually has tension and an emotional buildup. When around fires, a person with pyromania shows intense interest or fascination and may also get pleasure, gratification or relief.[3]

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  1. Robert E. Hales (2008). "Impulse disorders not elsewhere classified". In Stuart C. Yudofsky; Glen O. Gabbard (eds.). The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Pub. p. 793. ISBN 9781585622573.
  2. "What Is Pyromania?". Internet Brands. 22 June 2021. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2022. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; 13 June 2022 suggested (help)
  3. Frey, Rebecca J. (2003). Pyromania. Vol. 2. pp. 802–806. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)