· Pyromania is an intense obsession with fire, explosives, and their related effects. It is also an obsession with starting fires in an intentional fashion. An individual with pyromania is referred to as a pyromaniac or "pyro" para abreviar. In colloquial English, the synonyms "firebug" y "firestarter" se utilizan a veces. Pyromaniacs are identified specifically as not having any other symptoms but obsession with fire causing their behavior. It is distinct from arson, and pyromaniacs are also distinct from those who start fires because of psychoses, for personal, monetary or political gain, or for acts of revenge. Pyromaniacs start fires to induce euphoria, and often tend to fixate on institutions of fire control: fire stations, firefighters, etc. Contenido 1 Historia 2 Etiología 3 Symptoms and diagnosis 4 Incidence and demographics 5 Tratamiento 6 Prevención 7 Main articles 8 See Also 9 Referencias 10 Otras lecturas 10.1 Textos clave – Libros 10.2 Material adicional – Libros 10.3 Textos clave – Artículos 10.4 Material adicional - Papeles 11 Enlaces externos 12 External links History Starting in 1850, there have been many arguments as to the cause of pyromania. Whether the condition arises from mental illness or a moral deficiency has changed depending on the development of psychiatry and mental healthcare in general.[1] Etiology There is little known about this impulse control disorder, except some research suggesting there is an environmental component arising in late childhood.[2] Few scientifically rigorous studies have been done on the subject, but psychosocial hypotheses suggest pyromania may be a form of communication from those with few social skills, or an ungratified sexuality for which setting fires is a symbolic solution. Medical research also suggests a possible link to reactive hypoglycemia or a decreased concentration of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in the cerebrospinal fluid.[3] Some biological similarities have been discovered, such as abnormalities in the levels of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin, which could be related to problems of impulse control, and also low blood sugar levels.[4] Children who are pyromaniacs often have a history of cruelty to animals. They also frequently suffer from other behavior disorders and have learning disabilities and attention disorders. It is also one of the supposed three early signs of developing psychopathy (the MacDonald Triad). [4] Other studies have linked pyromania to child abuse. [4] Symptoms and diagnosis Pyromaniacs are known to have feelings of sadness and loneliness, followed by rage, which leads to the setting of fires as an outlet.[4]For a positive diagnosis, there must be purposeful setting of fire on at least two occasions. There is tension or arousal prior to the act, and gratification or relief when it is over. It is done for its own sake, and not for any other motivation. [5] In some cases it is all about the pleasure of seeing what other people have to do to extinguish the fire, and the pyromaniac may enjoy reading of the effects of what they have done. [4] Many arsonists claim that they just like to set fires for the sake of fires and the blaze of dancing flames. Many pyromaniacs feel a relief of stress in watching things burn or smother, and the condition is fueled by the need to watch objects burn. Incidence and demographics Pyromania is a very rare disorder, and the incident of it is less than one percent in most studies; also, pyromaniacs are a very small proportion of psychiatric hospital admissions.[6] Pyromania can occur in children as young as age three, but it is rare in adults and rarer in children. Only a small percentage of children and adolescents arrested for arson have pyromania. Ninety percent of those diagnosed with Pyromania are male.[4] Based on a survey of 9282 Americans using the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual on Mental Disorders, 4ª edición, impulse-control problems such as gambling and pyromania affect 9% of the population.[7] And a 1979 study by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration found that only 14 percent of fires were started by pyromaniacs and others with mental illness.[8] Treatment Behavior modification is the usual treatment for pyromania.Other treatments include seeing the patients actions as an unconscious process and analyzing it to help the patient extinguish the behavior. Frecuentemente, this treatment is followed by a more psychodynamic approach that addresses the underlying problems that generated the negative emotions causing the mania.[4] The prognosis for treatment is generally fair to poor.[2] Treatment appears to work in 95% of children that exhibit signs of pyromania, which include family therapy and community intervention. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are also used to treat this condition.[4] Prevention Although there is a treatment for people who already suffer pyromania, there are no known preventive treatments or measures for impulse control disorders.[4] Main articles Main article: Pyromania - History of the disorder. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Enfoques teóricos. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Epidemiología. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Factores de riesgo. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Etiología. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Evaluación. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Comorbilidad. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Tratamiento. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Relapse prevention Main article: Pyromania - Pronóstico. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Página de usuario del servicio. Artículo principal: Pyromania - Página del cuidador. See Also Arson Impulse control disorders Impulsiveness Personality disorders Pyrophilia References ↑ Geller JL, Erlen J, Pinkus RL (1986). A historical appraisal of America's experience with "pyromania"--a diagnosis in search of a disorder. Institutos Nacionales de Salud. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. ↑ Saltar hasta: 2.0 2.1 (2003). Psychiatric Disorders:Pyromania. All Psych Online. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. ↑ (March 5th, 2004). Pyromania. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. ↑ Saltar hasta: 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Gale Research (1998.). Impulse Control Disorders. Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood & Adolescence. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. Error de cita: No válido etiqueta; nombre "Gale" defined multiple times with different content ↑ (July 21st, 2003). Pyromania (firestarting). PsychNet-UK. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. ↑ (March 1st, 2005). The arsonist's mind: parte 2 - pyromania. Australian Government:Australian Institute of Criminology. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. ↑ Alspach, Grif (Agosto, 2005). 1-2-3-4 … mental illness out the door?. Critical Care Nurse. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. ↑ Herrero, Tomás E. (October 1st, 1999). The Risk of Fire - Statistical Data Included. Risk & Insurance. URL a la que se accede en 2006-06-15. Further reading Key texts – Books Additional material – Books Key texts – Papers Additional material - Papers External links External links Medical Examination of Pyromania University of Minnesota Impulse Control Disorders Clinic Provides useful information and resources for patients and their families, including free questionnaire-based rating scales that patients can use to assess and track the severity of their condition. Instructions_for_archiving_academic_and_professional_materials Pyromania: Academic support materials Pyromania: Lecture slides Pyromania: Lecture notes Pyromania: Lecture handouts Pyromania: Multimedia materials Pyromania: Other academic support materials Pyromania: Anonymous fictional case studies for training This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (ver autores). Pyromania: Epidemiology Pyromania in children is rare. Juvenile fire setting is usually associated with other conditions such as Conduct Disorder, TDAH, or Adjustment Disorder. Pyromania occurs more commonly in males, especially those with poor social skills and learning difficulties. 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If you suspect that someone you care about may have pyromania, ask your primary healthcare provider for a referral to a mental health professional as soon as possible. Pyromania: carer:how to get help Pyromania:carer:useful reading Pyromania: carer:sitios web útiles

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