Pyromania Resources, Support and References

Pyromania Support Groups

Pyromaniacs can become a menace to society because they have the tendency to intentionally damage properties. Fortunately, the condition can be treated, and the youth and adult offender can still have an opportunity to become meaningful citizens of their community. Here are some support groups on pyromania.

Pyromania-An Obsession with Fire

This is a site dedicated to narrating the stories of arsonists and pyromaniacs and how they overcame their condition.

I Have Pyromania

This is an anonymous support group providing information on diagnosis, treatment, and symptoms, and gives individuals suffering from this condition an opportunity to share their personal stories.
Experience Project

National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH sees a world wherein mental illnesses are prevented and cured. It seeks to transform basic understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research, clearing the way for prevention, cure, and recovery.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness as well as their families. It has branches in over 1,100 local communities all over the United States. It is working towards ensuring that all persons with mental disorders will get similar services that they need and deserve in a timely manner.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychological Association has more than 38,000 member physicians all over the United States. Its primary mission is to promote the highest quality of care for individuals with mental illnesses.

Mental Health America

Established in 1909 by Clifford Beers, a former psychiatric patient, Mental Health America is geared towards educating individuals with mental illnesses and their families. It likewise aims to reduce obstacles to mental health treatment and services.

Pyromania References

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Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

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[BACK] - 3: Freudenrich, Craig. “How Pyromania Works”. How Stuff Works.

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Related Conditions

Intermittent Explosive Disorder – Extreme Expression of Anger, Impulsiveness, Uncontrolled Rage, Outbursts in Moods
Kleptomania – Compulsion to Steal, Hoarding, Collecting of Things Illegally, Shoplifting
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Intrusive Thoughts, Impulsiveness, Strong Inclination Over Something, Compulsive Behavior