Should we aspire to screen preschool children for conduct disorder?

Wilson, P., Minnis, H.J. , Puckering, C. and Gillberg, C. (2009) Should we aspire to screen preschool children for conduct disorder? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(10), pp. 812-816. (doi:10.1136/adc.2009.158535)

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Abstract

Life-course persistent conduct disorder is a major public health problem with implications for individual health and for society at large. Recent evidence has shown that treatment can be cost-effective and early symptom detection is improving. We weigh the evidence for and against the introduction of population screening for conduct disorder in early childhood using Wilson and Junger’s criteria.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Philip and Gillberg, Professor Christopher and Minnis, Professor Helen and Puckering, Dr Christine
Authors: Wilson, P., Minnis, H.J., Puckering, C., and Gillberg, C.
Subjects:R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Archives of Disease in Childhood
Journal Abbr.:Arch. Dis. Child.
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0003-9888
ISSN (Online):1468-2044
Published Online:26 April 2009

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