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Pyromania is the repetitive, deliberate, and purposeful setting of fires.
Pyromania is characterized by repetitive and purposeful fire-setting.
Children and adolescents with pyromania are often aroused by fire-setting, and/or feel pleasure, relief, or gratification when setting fires or witnessing the consequences of fire.
Pyromania is diagnosed when fire-setting is not better explained by conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder, mental impairment, delusions or hallucinations, or intoxication.