Symptoms. Pyromania can affect adolescents and adults, and is more common in males than in females, though it can occur in both, and especially in people with learning disabilities and who lack social skills. Symptoms include an attraction to fire, purposely setting more than one fire, feeling excited or tense just before setting a fire. Sep 01, 2012 · Pyromania is a rare diagnosis, even among first-time and recidivist arsonists. 3,7,24,28,31,32,39,49 Setting fires for sexual arousal is even rarer. 5,7,21,30,31,58,59 The overall prevalence of pyromania in adult populations is unknown, although three to six percent of psychiatric inpatients have been reported to meet the diagnostic criteria. 60,61 Research on pyromania has been Cited by: 22.
Treating Pyromania. It is usually much more difficult to treat Pyromania in adults because of the lack of cooperation and the most common kind of treatment usually consists of a combination of medication – usually one of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – . Nov 29, 2018 · Pyromania disorder symptoms are unique form symptoms of other disorders that may include fire setting. The hallmark of pyromania symptoms is setting fire to relieve an obsessive impulse. Usually, before setting a fire, a person with pyromania will experience intense desire and emotional overload.5/5(4).
Treatment and prognosis. The appropriate treatment for pyromania varies with the age of the patient and the seriousness of the condition. For children and adolescents treatment usually is cognitive behavioral therapy sessions in which the patient’s situation is diagnosed to find out what may have caused this impulsive behavior.Specialty: Psychiatry.