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Includes sites that deal with the intermittent Explosive Disorder which is characterized by several discrete episodes of failure to resist aggressive impulses that result in serious assaultive acts or destruction of property.
Sites dealing with the mental health issue of impulsive and irresistible acts of stealing and shoplifting, despite awareness of potentially self-harmful consequences.
Sites listed here will be for organizations offering help to problem gamblers. There are different subcategories for treatment agencies and support groups.
Gambling can be defined as playing a game of chance for stakes. Gambling occurs in many forms, most commonly pari-mutuels (horse and dog tracks, off-track-betting parlors, Jai Alai), lotteries, casinos (slot machines, table games), bookmaking (sports books and horse books), card rooms, bingo and the stock market.
Pathological gambling is a progressive disease that devastates not only the gambler but everyone with whom he or she has a significant relationship. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association accepted pathological gambling as a "disorder of impulse control." It is an illness that is chronic and progressive, but it can be diagnosed and treated.
Sites listed here deal with the mental health aspects of compulsive fire starting.
Please submit English language sites that are related to Self Injury issues and concerns.

Body Modification is for information regarding that practice and philosophy, and appropriate sites should be submitted there.

World is for sites in languages other than English.

Self Injury can go by many names, such as:
  • Cutting
  • Self Injurious Behavior
  • Deliberate Self Harm
  • Self Inflicted Violence
  • Repetitive Self-Harm Syndrome
Self Injury is far more widespread than is generally realized, especially in adolescents under stress. It also seems to be more common among women, partly because men are more likely to express strong feelings, such as anger, outwardly. However, people from all walks of life self-injure. Many individuals who self-injure believe they are the only person that hurts themselves in this way. Fear, shame and guilt may force people to keep self-injury secret for many years, so when encountering or discovering self-injury it is vital that support and understanding be shown. This means, as well, that the true extent of the disorder is unknown. Research shows that where it is acceptable to talk about, many women, as well as some men, reveal that they have self-injured at some time. Sites included in this category, and its sub-categories, are potentially triggering.
Trichotillomania (TTM), or hair pulling, is a common disorder that results in significant hair loss. Pullers may target any hair including the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic hair, etc. Recent estimates are that 1-2% of the US population has TTM.
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