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The Nature of Psychopathology and Abnormal Psychology
The Diagnosis of Mental Disorders

Impulse-Control Disorders in College Students

A study of 571 college students, ranging from 17 to 48 years of age, found that 3.5% of participants met the criteria for at least one ICD diagnosis (Bohne, 2010). Based on a questionnaire screening, 1.2% met the criteria for pyromania, 0.9% for intermittent explosive disorder, 0.9% for kleptomania, and 0.4% for pathological gambling (Bohne, 2010). Eighty percent of the participants that positively screened for an impulse control disorder were male (Bohne, 2010).

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