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a teen smiles after impulse-control disorder treatment As a parent, you want your teenager to be happy, healthy, and successful. But what happens when your teen’s behavior becomes impulsive, reckless, and self-destructive? Impulse control is likely the last thing on your teen’s mind as they navigate their way through adolescence. When it starts interfering with their schoolwork or healthy habits, it becomes a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Impulse-control disorder treatment can help.  

Family First Adolescent Services provides treatment for common and complex mental health challenges teens experience. Our adolescent mental health treatment programs allow boys 13-18 to explore their mental health so they can make better decisions about their behaviors. With more than 120 years of combined clinical experience, your son is in good hands at our Palm Beach Gardens, FL, center. Call 888.904.5947 to get help now.  

Understanding Impulse-Control Disorder 

Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders make up a group of mental health conditions that stem from poor self-control. Teens living with these conditions struggle with impulsive or aggressive tendencies that lead to acting out in various ways.  

Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Characterized by a pattern of angry and irritable moods, argumentative or defiant behavior, and vindictiveness toward authority figures. Teens with ODD may also exhibit manipulative behaviors and struggle with authority figures.  

Intermittent Explosive Disorder 

Teens with intermittent explosive disorder have a difficult time controlling their aggression and temper. They may lash out verbally or physically in response to minor irritations, resulting in repeated episodes of aggressive behavior.  

Conduct Disorder 

A more severe form of disruptive behavior disorder, conduct disorder is characterized by behaviors such as vandalism, theft, aggression towards people or animals, and violation of rules or laws. Teens with conduct disorder may also exhibit patterns of lying, manipulation, and lack of empathy. 


Pyromania is an impulse-control disorder characterized by a fascination with fire and starting fires. Teens with this condition may struggle with the urge to set fires, leading to potential danger for themselves and others. 


Kleptomania is another impulse-control disorder that involves a recurring urge to steal items that are not needed for personal use or monetary gain. 

All of these conditions can cause serious disruption in a teen’s life, affecting their relationships, academic performance, and overall well-being. It is important for parents to recognize the signs and find impulse-control disorder treatment. 

Early Treatment for Impulse-Control Disorder 

Early intervention is crucial in managing impulse-control disorders. Your teen might not have an official diagnosis, but you may notice behaviors that suggest they are struggling with self-control. These behaviors may include: 

  • Difficulty following rules 
  • Constant defiance of authority figures 
  • Reckless behavior without thinking about the consequences 
  • Frequent outbursts of anger or aggression 

If you notice these behaviors in your teen, it is essential to seek help from a mental health professional. Family First offers a range of therapeutic programs to help teens with impulse-control disorders, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.  

Our Approach to Teen Impulse-Control Disorder Treatment 

We know that when your teen is lashing out, they’re likely struggling with deep, complex emotions that they don’t know how to manage. Our team provides comprehensive support for both teens and families. 

For Teens 

During residential treatment, teens engage in experiential and clinical therapy techniques to address their underlying issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms. They’ll learn to cope with difficult feelings and express them in healthier ways. Plus, our academic program ensures they don’t fall behind in school while receiving impulse-control disorder treatment. 

For Families 

The entire family is affected when a teen struggles with their mental health. That’s why we offer support for families through family therapy sessions and educational workshops. We also provide a safe space for parents to share their experiences and concerns with other families going through similar struggles. 

After completing treatment, we offer at least a year of aftercare support to ensure your teen continues to progress and maintain the positive changes they made.  

Call Family First for Teen Impulse-Control Disorder Treatment in Florida 

If your teen is struggling with impulsive, reckless, and self-destructive behaviors, don’t wait to seek help. Family First Adolescent Services provides expert treatment for teens with impulse-control disorders in Florida. Contact us online or call 888.904.5947 today to start the enrollment process.