pyromania


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pyromania

Psychiatry the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire

pyromania

[‚pī·rō′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
A monomania for setting or watching fires.
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170) In both the ADA and the DSMIV, gambling sits alongside its familiar bedfellows, pyromania and kleptomania.
Pyromania is characterized by (1) deliberate and purposeful fire setting on >1 occasion; (2) tension or affective arousal before the act; (3) fascination with, interest in, curiosity about, or attraction to fire and its situational contexts; and (4) pleasure, gratification, or relief when setting fires or when witnessing or participating in their aftermath.
126) The final list hued closely to the floor debate: all impairments except GID and pyromania were explicitly mentioned by Senator Armstrong either on the Senate floor or in his statement published one week later.
Thus, in order to get closer to Jordana, he must first make peace with her pyromania tendencies and anger.
The court was told he suffers from severe Asperger's syndrome, psychosis, pyromania and anxiety and got sexual gratification from setting fires.
Momsen, 17, who fronts the rock band, The Pretty Reckless, has been revealed by her band mate, guitarist Ben Phillips, to have an affection for pyromania and a desire to be a badass.
Similarly, in the International Classification of Disorders, PG is classified along with pyromania, kleptomania and trichotillomania, under the category of "habit and impulse disorders".
34) The Rehabilitation Act and ADA also "place transsexualism, gender identity disorders, pyromania, and pedophilia in the same subsection of exclusions thus relegating people with gender differences to the equivalent of some of society's most abhorred members--child molesters and arsonists.
Of course, there were precedents for this excoriation, pyromania and dismemberment, notably the decalcomanic, frottaged, automatist Exquisite Corpse of the Surrealists, echoed by works such as Hans Bellmer's The Worm-Eaten and the Creased.
Our little experiment in pyromania demonstrated that when you combine even burn-tested fabric with some 100LL, an ignition source and the air flowing around and through an airborne airplane, you've got a problem.