What are disruptive, impulsive behaviors?
At one point or another, the majority of children become defiant or disruptive. However, disruptive and impulsive behaviors involve severe, longer-lasting behaviors. Disruptive, impulsive, and conduct disorders are a group of disorders that include conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other associated disorders. These disorders can cause individuals to behave aggressively toward people or property.
The specific cause of disruptive, impulsive, and conduct disorders is unknown; however, researchers believe that a combination of psychological, biological, and environmental factors may contribute.
What are the signs of disruptive, impulsive behavior?
Disruptive, impulsive, and conduct disorders are characterized by:
- Easily Annoyed
- Often Angry and Resentful
- Lack of Impulse Control
- Bullies or Threatens Others
- Often Argues with Authority Figures
- Recurrent, Significant Outbursts of Aggression
- Refuses to Comply with Requests or Rules
- Acting Aggressively Toward People and Animals
- Destroying Other People’s Property on Purpose
How can Prime Behavioral Health help?
For disruptive, impulsive, and conduct disorders, Prime Behavioral Health typically offers therapy focusing on behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. Therapy can be done individually or in groups and we also offer family therapy. Generally, medications aren’t used to treat conduct disorders, but they can be used to treat the intermittent explosive disorder. Medications may also be used to treat conditions that frequently co-occur with disruptive, impulsive behaviors (i.e. depression, ADHD).
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