Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders

Frustration, anger, and aggressive behaviour are common problems for people seeking help for an alcohol use disorder. These are often the effect of alcohol, related to the impact of an alcohol use disorder, or may even be a feature of a depressive disorder. It may be useful to consider diagnoses of disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders. However, there is little or no direct evidence upon which to base guidelines for comorbidity and the best evidence comes from literature on single disorders.