Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

  • Daniel W. KlyceEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9216


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.

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References and Readings

  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2006). Clinical manual of impulse-control disorders. Arlington: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.Google Scholar
  2. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth University – School of MedicineRichmondUSA