We Treat Disruptive Behavior Disorders


Disruptive behavior disorders constitute behaviors that consistently “break the rules,” disrupt the lives of those around them and defy authority.

Types of Disruptive Behavior Disorders

  • • Conduct disorder (CD)
  • • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
  • • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

Symptoms of Disruptive Behavior Disorders

  • • Be uncooperative.
  • • Argue, even about small and unimportant things.
  • • Refuse to follow rules.
  • • Deliberately annoy others, and become easily annoyed by other people.
  • • Blame others for their mistakes or misbehavior.
  • • Behave in angry, resentful, spiteful, and vindictive ways.

What can I do?

Most behavior disorders can be treated through psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication management, or a combination of these two treatments. At A Better Outlook Psychiatry & Addiction, we specialize in treatments focused on medications, but also provide counseling therapy when appropriate. We may refer one of our community partners to you if you require or desire more intensive talk therapy. We can also review the evidence surrounding alternative and complementary treatment options such as herbal supplements.

Your first step is to contact our office for a new patient evaluation. Our providers will not attempt to sell you on or force you to any specific treatment. Think of your first appointment as an education about your diagnosis as well as the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment options.