Youth with Impulse-Control Disorders: On the Spur of the Moment

Youth with Impulse-Control Disorders: On the Spur of the Moment

by Kenneth McIntosh, Phyllis Livingston


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Vanna is the girl everyone at Shore View High envies, but she has a shameful secret: she can't stop shoplifting. Meanwhile, Kyle has his own dangerous secret: he likes fires-too much!

Both Vanna and Kyle have impulse-control disorders. When people have one of these disorders, many of the impulses they might normally be able to control become so strong that they may seem irresistible. Often, this is because of neurological or chemical abnormalities in the brain; for these people, their urges truly are irresistible, and these urges happen to them frequently, not just occasionally. They're not "bad" people-but their impulses can get them into big trouble!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422204474
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: Helping Youth with Mental, Physical, and Social Challenges Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Girl with a Secret     9
Caught in the Act     23
The Little Turquoise Jacket     47
Illumination     63
The Truth About Kyle     83
Blackmail     95
Vanna's Choice     109
Glossary     120
Further Reading     122
For More Information     123
Bibliography     124
Index     125
Picture Credits     127
Author and Consultant Biographies     128

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