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Forensic Psychiatry

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Sudden and irresistible force compelling a person to commit an offence consciously is known as: (LQ)



A Illusion
B Obsession

C Twilight state
D Impulsiveness

Ans. D
Impulsiveness

Impulse: This is a sudden and irresistible force compelling a person to the conscious performance of some action without motive or fore-thought.

A sane person is capable of controlling an impulse, but an insane person may do things on impulse.

Types:

a. KleptomaniaQ- An irresistible desire to steal articles of little value.

b. Pyromania- an irresistible desire to set things to fire.

c. Mutilomania- An irresistible desire to mutilate animals.

d. Dipsomania- an irresistible desire for alcoholic drinks at periodic intervals.

e. Sexual impulses- including sexual perversions.

f. Suicidal and homicidal impulses.

g. Twilight state is seen in visual hallucinations, Epilepsy, Head injury, Hysteria, Punch-drunkenness.

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