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Stop Me Because I Can't Stop Myself: Taking Control of Impulsive Behavior

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Millions of Americans wrestle with irresistible urges—to shop, steal, gamble, and more—that wreak havoc on their lives. Drs. Jon Grant and S. W. Kim, the nation’s leading specialists on impulse control disorders, offer the latest research and practical help for those who engage in all types of impulse-related behaviors. Highlights include:

* Clues for identifying impulse control behavior * Information on treatments * Biological and emotional causes * Mood disorders and their effects on families * Where to get help

This course is based on the book, Stop Me Because I Can’t Stop Myself: Taking Control of Impulsive Behavior created by Grant, Jon E., J.D., M.D. and Kim, S.W., M.D. in 0.



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Course Material Authors

Grant, Jon E., J.D., M.D.

Co-director of the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry. He and co-author Dr. S.W. Kim have had their work featured on National Public Radio, the BBC, and in USA Today.

Kim, S.W., M.D.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about impulse control disorders and their treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe what impulse control disorders are and who is most likely to develop them.

  2. Explain the impact of impulse control disorders on the people who have them and those who care about them.

  3. Categorize influences on impulse control disorders by age and gender.

  4. Identify reasons why people behave impulsively, possible causes of impulse control disorders, and medication treatments available.

  5. Cite examples of psychological treatments for impulse control disorders and how people can receive help from those who care, including from organizations and materials available.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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Course Number 101112
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