According to the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS are a variety of behavioural disturbances. These include: Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), and Attention-Deficit/HyperactivityDisorder (AD/HD). Altogether, these disorders affect up to eight to ten percent of youth.
AD/HD has a prevalence of about three to five percent. Impulse control disorders normally begin before puberty. The onset of impulse control symptoms after puberty suggests another disturbance such as mood or psychotic disorder. Impulse control disorders can be associated with poor academic and/or vocational outcomes.