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)
Pirjo Mäki †