Disinhibition

Domain : Symptoms

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

Inability to avoid socially or contextually inappropriate behavior due to injury in the front part of the brain, which is responsible for reasoning, speech, and voluntary movements.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“Orientation toward immediate gratification, leading to impulsive behav¬ior driven by current thoughts, feelings, and external stimuli, without regard for past learning or consideration of future consequences.”

Source: Harnish RJ, Roche MJ, Bridges KR. Predicting compulsive buying from pathological personality traits, stressors, and purchasing behavior. Personality and Individual Differences. 2021;(177):110821.

Note

  • Disinhibition may lead to hyperactivity, inappropriate sexual behavior, mood swings, or irritability.
  • Redirecting the person to specific activities or bringing pets may provide them more physical attention and avoid uncomfortable situations.

Synonym(s)

Impulsivity

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