Effective treatments of school-aged conduct disordered children: Recommendations for changing clinical and research practices

N. Van de Wiel*, W. Matthys, P. C. Cohen-Kettenis, H. Van Engeland

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The present article discusses reviews, meta-analytical and other relevant outcome studies of treating school-aged conduct-disordered children. Meta-analytical studies of Parent Management Training and Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for the child have demonstrated that these interventions affect conduct disorder in children positively. However, most studies involved in these meta-analyses are conducted in research conditions and are not representative of the treatment effectiveness in everyday clinical practice. We believe there is a gap between the so-called efficacy studies in research conditions and the effectiveness studies in clinical practice and we discuss how clinical and research practice could be brought together.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2002

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