Impulsive Behavior in Adults: Definition, Examples & Treatment


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Which one of the following is NOT an impulse control disorder?

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1. Words like ''impulse'' or ''impulsive'' may have slightly different meanings when used by lay and professional people. How do mental health professionals like psychiatrists and psychologists use these terms?

2. What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

At times, adults can act in an impulsive way. See what you know about this type of behavior and ways to deal with it by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments are designed to help you check your understanding of:

  • Types of impulse control disorders
  • How OCD is often treated
  • What BPD is
  • Symptoms of ADHD
  • The different meanings of impulse

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what BPD is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about symptoms of ADHD and interpret them correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on impulsive behavior in adults

Additional Learning

Cover more about this type of behavior by using the lesson named Impulsive Behavior in Adults: Definition, Examples & Treatment. You'll have the ability to cover the following objectives:

  • Define impulse
  • See what impulsive behavior looks like in adults
  • Examine characteristics of BPD