Impulse Control/Conduct Disorders

Broadly characterized by difficulties controlling one’s impulses, behaviors, or emotions. Some of these types of disorders are described as:

Impulse Control Disorders: difficulty resting impulses or urges in behaviors that are harmful to oneself or others

Intermittent Explosive Disorder: recurrent episodes of impulsive aggression that are out of proportion to the situation

Kleptomania: recurrent, irresistible urges to steal items

Pyromania: compulsion to set fires

Trichotillomania (hair-pulling Disorder): pulling out one’s hair, resulting in hair loss, causing significant distress

Excoriation (skin-Picking Disorder): recurrent picking of one’s skin resulting in skin lesions

Conduct Disorder: childhood-onset mental health condition that is characterized by persistent patterns of behavior that violate the rights of others or societal norms, including aggression toward people or animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, serious violation of rules