Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people : recognition, intervention and management
Part of the NICE Guidelines series
The guideline on Antisocial Personality Disorder, commissionedby NICE and developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health,sets out clear, evidence- and consensus-based recommendations for staff working in healthand social care and the criminal justice system on how to treat, manage andprevent antisocial personality disorder. TheNICE guideline takes the first comprehensive view of antisocialpersonality disorder and is an invaluable resource to enable professionals toimprove the outcomes for people with the disorder, who often have significant impairments. Being able to prevent and properly manage antisocial personality disorder willalso have considerable social implications. Thispublication brings together all of the evidence that led to the recommendationsin the NICE guideline, and draws on a wide literature, including evidence forthe management of offending behaviour.
It includes a review of interventionsin children and young people with conduct disorder, which may prevent thedevelopment of antisocial personality disorder; risk assessment and management;organisation and experience of care; and a range of interventions for adultswith antisocial personality disorder, including psychological interventions,treatment for comorbid disorders, therapeutic communities and pharmacologicalinterventions.
Thebook also contains a useful overview of antisocial personality disorder,including ethical considerations. Anaccompanying CD contains further information about the evidence, including:included and excluded studiesall meta-analytical data presented as forest plotsdetailed information about how to use and interpret forest plots.