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Antisocial Behaviour and Conduct Disorders in Children and Young People: The NICE Guideline on Recognition, Intervention and Management

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH)

Price: £50.00

College members' price: £45.00

Published: Sep 2013

Format: Paperback + free CD-ROM

Number of pages: 466

ISBN: 9781908020611

Antisocial Behaviour and Conduct Disorders in Children and Young People: The NICE Guideline on Recognition, Intervention and Management

Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders are the most common reason for referral to child and adolescent mental health services and have a significant impact on the quality of life of children and young people and their parents and carers. Rates of other mental health problems (including antisocial personality disorder) are considerably increased for adults who had a conduct disorder in childhood. This new NICE guideline seeks to address these problems by offering advice on prevention strategies and a range of psychosocial interventions.

It reviews the evidence across the care pathway, encompassing access to and delivery of services, experience of care, selective prevention interventions, case identification and assessment, psychological and psychosocial indicated prevention and treatment interventions, and pharmacological and physical interventions.

Readership: Intended for healthcare professionals in CAMHS, but this will also be useful to professionals in primary care (as there is much emphasis on recognition).


  • Now the only place to obtain this NICE guideline in print.

List of the other NICE mental health guidelines

NICE Mental Health Guidelines

These guidelines from NICE set out clear recommendations, based on the best available evidence, for health care professionals on how to work with and implement physical, psychological and service-level interventions for people with various mental health conditions.

The book contains the full guidelines that cannot be obtained in print anywhere else. It brings together all of the evidence that led to the recommendations made, detailed explanations of the methodology behind their preparation, plus an overview of the condition covering detection, diagnosis and assessment, and the full range of treatment and care approaches.

The accompanying free CD-ROM contains all the data used as evidence, including:
  • Included and excluded studies.
  • Profile tables that summarise both the quality of the evidence and the results of the evidence synthesis.
  • All meta-analytical data, presented as forest plots.
  • Detailed information about how to use and interpret forest plots.


  1. Preface
  2. Psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people
  3. Methods used to develop this guideline
  4. Access to and the delivery of services, and the experience of care
  5. At-risk states of psychosis in children and young people: recognition and management
  6. Psychological and psychosocial interventions
  7. Pharmacological interventions
  8. Cognition, employment and education
  9. Summary of recommendations
  10. Appendices
  11. References
  12. Abbreviations
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(Please note this title appears in our 'RCPsych Publications Catalogue 2013' as Conduct Disorders and Associated Antisocial Behaviour in Children and Young People.  The title was later changed.)