For effective treatment of pyromania, it is necessary to take into account a number of factors: whether alcohol intoxication is present, whether there is a psychosexual dysfunction or other mental disorders in the patient's history, the patient's intellectual development rate, and other factors. For example, if an arson has committed a patient with schizophrenia, then it is necessary to take into account its possible delusional states or the presence of hallucinations.
Often, people suffering from irresistible craving for inflammation, have organic brain damage, therefore, can not anticipate the consequences of actions produced. That is why the treatment of pyromania should be individualized in each case. Any therapy is prescribed only on the basis of the reasons for the deviant behavior of the subject.
Since pyromania, first of all, is a symptom, rather than a separate disease, treatment is often difficult. One of the difficulties of therapy is the lack of positive motivations in pyromans. Therefore, it is sometimes considered that an effective treatment option is to find the individual in isolation in a hospital setting. Some pyromans only with the help of such methods can be kept from committing the next arson. Being imprisoned, the patient undergoes aversive behavioral therapy programs. Psychotherapy with patients with a pathological passion for incendiary is quite problematic due to the low level of verbalization ability.
The pyromania of adolescents should be subjected to more thorough diagnosis and qualified treatment. After all, the psyche of children is quite vulnerable. A pyromaniac child should under no circumstances be punished. You need to understand that he does not do it out of spite. After all, if the baby is sick with the flu, you will not scold him? You will treat him. Therefore, the best way out for children of pyromans is to conduct targeted psychotherapeutic activities.
The prognosis for pyromania can be quite favorable with respect to the treatment of the disease in children. If a disease is diagnosed in time, then it is quite possible to achieve complete remission. The prognosis for adolescents is not so rosy. This is due to the fact that adolescents tend to hide their tendency to set fires, they quite often completely deny their participation in the arson, are not inclined to take responsibility for their actions.
The main task of the physician in the treatment of pyromans is to conduct individualized therapy, which will primarily be aimed at violations in personal development. Typically, treatment gives a fairly stable and positive result and minimal risk of recurrence with the timely diagnosis of the disease.