Treatment Efficacy for Conduct Disorder: What is the Best Method of Treatment?
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Purpose: To identify efficacious methods of treating conduct disorder through an examination of current peer-reviewed, research based literature comparing the different treatment methods for conduct disorder and the barriers to its treatment. Conclusions: Access to trained providers, educators, and judicial personnel continues to make treating conduct disorder a challenge. There are studies that have shown that treating conduct disorder using combination therapies such as Multisystem Therapy (MST) and medications is effective in managing the signs and symptoms of the disorder. Implications for Practice: More research is required to examine the long-term outcomes regarding the various methods of treatment. A standardized treatment modality is recommended to include a multisystem therapy approach and pharmacotherapy. Having a standard for treatment provides those caring for children diagnosed with conduct disorder a foundation to work from.