Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Aggression; Externalizing behaviour; Impulsivity
The disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders are a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013). These diagnoses may be used to characterize a range of maladaptive patterns of function related to problems with emotional or behavioral self-control. These disorders include conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, and pyromania.
References and Readings
- American Psychiatric Association. (2006). Clinical manual of impulse-control disorders. Arlington: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.Google Scholar