Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders

Impulse control and conduct disorders are most common in children. They typically present with defiance, explosive energy, and aggression towards people or property. This conduct is more severe and longer-lasting than the typical short-lived episodes most kids display and can cause significant problems. Treatment can occur in the form of individual, group, or family therapy. It’s most effective when parents are involved so they can learn how to manage the behaviors of concern.