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Pyromania, also referred to as pathological fire setting, is a disorder currently included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition (DSM-IV), as an impulse control disorder not elsewhere specified. Pyromania is defined by the following criteria according to DSM-IV: (1) deliberate and purposeful fire setting that has occurred on more than one occasion; (2) feelings of tension or Plasma testosterone levels were similar in the pathological gambling and comparison group (476.06 ng/100 ml vs. 560.71 ng/100 ml). Patients had higher scores on the Neuroticism subscales of the EPQ (13.83 vs. 10.83) and the Psychopathic Deviance scale of the MMPI (27.03 vs. 21.03), but not on any of the other subscales of the EPQ. Testosterone Fifty-eight violent offenders and impulsive fire setters were followed up for an average of 3 years after release from prison. Recidivists who committed a new violent offense or arson had Low levels of serotonin have been found, for instance, in people who attempted suicide or impulsive acts of violence, and in pathological fire-setters. But Dr. Roy found no abnormalities in levels In this model the Native problem drinker or alcoholic is seen as pathological when his or her alcohol abuse is determined to stem from an inability to adjust to mainstream society. In this framework Native cultural inferiority is once again reinforced. For Duran and Duran this logic extends beyond alcohol-related problems and more broadly into mental health care in the Indian community. They Results: Evidence supports the contention that pathological gamblers are at high risk for committing criminal offences in order to maintain their habitual gambling behaviours. An antisocial personality disorder while acting to increase the risk factor is in itself an insufficient explanation for the observed link. As a result of the acceptance of pathological gambling as a psychiatric disorder Similarly, lifetime pathological gambling prevalence was evident among individuals who reported animal cruelty behavior (3.02% with vs. 0.39% without) and fire-setting behavior (1.60% with vs. 0 Following motivational theory, the present study compared the behaviour and motivation of 41 male and 63 female gamblers in Hamilton, New Zealand where a casino was recently opened. Ages ranged Forensic evaluation of juvenile fire setters: Eugene Schiller PsyD: 2376: Fire setting behaviors continue to be a societal problem, resulting in both human and property damage. The causes of such behaviors remain poorly understood, and represent a final common pathway of biological, psychological, social risk factors. Often, the behaviors start in childhood, and if properly analyzed, could Pathological fire setters are usually “loners” who have other personality disorders. They associate fire-setting with power enhancement. These individuals often want to harm or kill themselves

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