Impulsive behaviors tend to be more often associated with bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, purging type. Impulsivity can take many forms. The individual may act or speak without first considering the consequences. Other forms of impulsive behavior that need to be assessed include: self-harming behaviors, alcohol and other substance use, unprotected casual sex with disregard for consequences or shop-lifting (Kleptomania). Additional impulse-control disorders that can co-occur with eating disorders include: skin picking (can also be viewed as a form of self-harming behavior), Trichotillomania (recurrent pulling out of hair resulting in noticeable hair loss, increase in tension prior to engaging in behavior with relief experienced afterwards), Kleptomania (acting on impulses to steal objects; oftentimes individuals with eating disorders steal diet aids, i.e. laxatives, diuretics, emetics, or food to consume during binge eating episodes).
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