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