Conduct Disorders

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, The Finnish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Finnish Adolescent Psychiatric Association and The Section of Adolescent Psychiatry of the Finnish Psychiatric Association

Current Care Guideline «Käytöshäiriöt (lapset ja nuoret)»1 and Summary «Käytöshäiriöt (lapset ja nuoret)»2 in Finnish

This guideline covers prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Conduct disorders in children and adolescents. Diagnosis is based on long lasting, age inappropriate symptoms of aggression and antisocial behaviour (ICD-10, DSM-5). Psychiatric comorbidity is common. Preventive actions should be implemented. Treatment should be tailored individually to include psychoeducation, psychosocial interventions and support, and rarely medication. Collaboration with family, day-care/school, and social work is essential. Evidence-based psychosocial intervention is parent management training, which may be enhanced by cognitive behavioral intervention on social skills to the child/adolescent. For adolescents, multimodal psychosocial interventions accompanied by medication, when needed have proven most useful.

Eeva Aronen (Chair)

Nina Lindberg

Päivi Santalahti

Jorma Fredriksson

Sauli Hyvärinen

Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino

Päivi Kilpinen-Loisa

Pirjo Mäki †

Jukka Ollikainen

Arto Pitkänen

Arja Tuunainen

Riitta Vänskä