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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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"If you listen to the first two albums, we were obviously very influenced by AC/DC, but by Pyromania we were already all about having that unique sound, so taking it further with Hysteria was the logical progression for us."
Proceeds from Pyromania benefit The BackStoppers, Inc.
The original categorization of compulsive gambling in the ADA's list of excluded conditions mirrors the DSM-IV's list of "impulse control disorders not elsewhere classified." (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.
Moreover the whole portion devoted to impulse control disorders Pyromania Pathological gambling Kleptomania Trichotillomania and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (DSM-IV American Psychiatric Association 1994).
Instead of investing the funds in building up the Negev, Galilee or any of the poor neighborhoods, [the government] has opted to thumb its nose at Barack Obama and engage in diplomatic pyromania," Herzog told Walla news.
(Allen lost his left arm in a car accident a year after the release of the band's breakthrough album, 1983's "Pyromania.'')
Local residents told AFP that one of the patients was believed to suffer from pyromania. "During a fire in the Oksochi psychiatric hospital 37 people died," regional investigators said in a statement, adding that 26 bodies had already been pulled from the wreckage.
"Six-string's new king of pyromania," "movie music for the mind," and "fiery symphonic playing" are just some of the lines that have been used to describe the music of the guitarist who regularly notches up around 200 concerts a year.
He was always good for a few lines on subjects such as Bonfire Night pyromania or his addiction to sledging.
(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.