Pyromania is the repetitive, deliberate, and purposeful setting of fires.
Pyromania is diagnosed when fire-setting is not better explained by conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder, mental impairment, delusions or hallucinations, or intoxication.
Children and adolescents with pyromania are often aroused by fire-setting, and/or feel pleasure, relief, or gratification when setting fires or witnessing the consequences of fire.
In general, intermittent explosive disorder, pyromania, and compulsive gambling disorder are more common in boys, while kleptomania is more common in girls.
The most common of these are intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, pyromania, compulsive gambling disorder, and trichotillomania.
As such, it is grouped together with kleptomania, pyromania, and pathological gambling.
Pyromania is characterized by repetitive and purposeful fire-setting.
Pyromania, Kleptomania, and Other Impulse-Control Disorders.