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1 All about pyromania By Matthew Phelps Psychology Period 4

2 Pyromania  Is a deep desire for fire to start fires for relief, pleasure, and or gratification. This feeling for fire can grow overtime if it not treated.  Different from a arsonist who may start fires for pursuit of personal, monetary or political gain, or the intent to inflict harm for advantage or revange.

3 Associated features  Pyromania is a impulse control disorder  The main interest of pyromaniacs are fire.  Similar to a drug addict, they can restrain them self from fire they have strong and compelling urges for fire.  Pyromaniacs many times have more then one disorder  Ages can defer but it is usually take affect around a young age.

4 Associated features #2  Characteristics of pyromania  Become tense or aroused on fire setting  They are very fascinated without even engaged in setting fires but just watching others set fires  Some like fire so much that they even find their self in firefighting work or even volunteering

5 Associated features#3  Examples of pyromania  They have policy scanners wait to watch the fire  They love to be in close range of large fires  They find ways to set fires and watch and see the different thing that the fire does

6 Etiology  There are few facts behind the etiology of pyromania  People with low self-esteem, depression, communication problems and inability to control anger.  We do know that kids form it at a young age  Also many kids with pyromania, many of the times have more then one disorder  We know that over time the relationship that is held with fire counties to intensify if not treated

7 prevalence  pyromania is quite rare and most pyromaniacs are male(90%)  But we know About 19% of struggle from pyromania  Conduct Disorder, ADHD, or Adjustment Disorders.

8 treatment  A variety of therapeutic methods has been used for youth and adults  Behavioral  Cognitive  Psychodynamic  Family approaches

9 prognosis  The disorder can get worst if not treat  Which would cause pyromaniacs to start large fires like forest fires and house fires  But if treated many can break their relationship with fire and turn out  Do to the fact that my people with pyromania are also victims of other disorders they are not fully well.  But pyromania can be fully treated

10 references  Halgin,R.P & Whitbourn, S.K (2005) abnormal psychology :clinical perspective on psychological disorders. New York, NY: McGraw-hill psychology :clinical perspective on psychological disorders. New York, NY: McGraw-hill Developed by RelayHealth. CRS - Adult Health Advisor; Dec2011http://search.ebscohost.com/login. aspx?direct=true&db=hxh&AN= &sit e=src-live, Developed by RelayHealth. CRS - Adult Health Advisor; Dec2011http://search.ebscohost.com/login. aspx?direct=true&db=hxh&AN= &sit e=src-live,

11 Discussion  Does the 4 th of July have a influence on children and teens in becoming a pyromaniac ? Why or why not ?  is there I different from people who are addicted to drugs and pyromaniacs ? Support your side.


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