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BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: DSM-IV: Pyromania - Individuals with
this impulse-control disorder recurrently fail to resist impulses to
deliberately start fires. They experience fascination with fire, its
consequences and related activities. Setting the fires may provide relief
or gratification related to tension experienced prior to the act.
pyromania - (Impulse-Control Disorder). Pyromania is an
impulse to set fires. Pyromania involves deliberate and purposeful fire
setting on at least two occasions. There is typically tension or
heightened arousal prior to the act and gratification or relief afterward.
The fire setting is not done for monetary gain or an expression of anger,
vengeance, personal gain, or psychosis.
Pyromania - The pyromaniac sets main
deliberate fires and takes enjoyment in watching what others have to do as
a result of this. Therefore the pyromaniac is often one of the spectators
of the fire he has generated.
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