Introduction to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

What you’ll learn to do: examine and explain disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders

A young boy shouting

In this section, you will review and learn to identify childhood disorders characterized by irritability and defiance. These include conduct disorder and oppositional defiance disorder. You will read about the various symptoms, epidemiology, how individuals present with these problems, and a brief overview of possible causes.

Watch It

For an overview of disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders, watch this video:

You can view the transcript for “Disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders” here (opens in new window).