Impulse Control Disorders are a class of disorders categorised under Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). These disorders are characterised by poor impulse control related to specific behaviours. Examples of Impulse Control Disorders include Pyromania and Kleptomania.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is typically employed to treat Impulse Control Disorders. This may include cognitive behavioural techniques such as covert sensitisation, imaginal desensitisation, systematic desensitisation, aversion therapy, relaxation training, and diversification.