Treatment Resources: Conduct Disorder
Diagnostic Information
DSM IV - Conduct Disorder (Scoll down to view criteria) - DSM IV Made Easy Website
NPR Broadcast

May 30, 2001 Crossing the Water: Working with Troubled Boys

More states are prosecuting teenage boys as adults and sending them to adult jails. Are there other options for these difficult kids? Juan Williams talks with adults who have worked in special schools for boys in tough situations and with young men who've been through these schools.

March 3, 1998 Juvenile Crime/Mental Health

The vast majority of children in the juvenile justice system reportedly have some sort of mental or emotional problem. But most of those kids don't get the help they need ... the institutions are often overcrowded and offer inadequate counseling, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs.

Selected Readings
Children With Conduct Disorders : A Psychotherapy Manual by Paulina F. Kernberg, Saralea E. Chazan, Saralea Chazen
Conduct Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence (Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol 9) by Alan E. Kazdin
Conduct Disorders in Children and Adolescents : Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment by G. Pirooz Sholevar (Editor)
Conduct Disorder and Underachievement: Risk Factors, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention by Harvey P. Mandel
Conduct Disorders & Severe Antisocial Behavior (Clinical Child Psychology Library) by Paul J. Frick
Conduct Disorders : The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies by J. Mark Eddy
Conduct Disorders of Childhood : Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy by Richard A., M.D. Gardner
Defiant Teens: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention by Russell A. Barkley, Gwenyth H. Edwards, Arthur L. Robin
Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Review of Psychiatry Series, Vol 18, No 2) by Robert L. Hendren (Editor)
Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change : Navajo Experience by Stephen J. Kunitz, Jerrold E. Levy, K. Ruben Gabriel, gil Quintero
Handbook of Disruptive Behavior Disorders by Herbert C. Quay (Editor), Anne E. Hogan (Editor)
Multisystemic Treatment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners) by Scott W. Henggeler, Charles M. Borduin, Sonja K. Schoenwald
Power and Compassion: Working with Difficult Adolescents and Abused Parents by Jerome A. Price
Treating Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders in Children (Psychology Practitioner Guidebooks Series) by Arthur M. Horne, Thomas V. Sayger
Treating the Tough Adolescent : A Family-Based, Step-By-Step Guide (The Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Scott P. Sells, Neil Schiff, Jay Haley


Boys to Men - Emotional Miseducation - APA Monitor
Children and Violence - NIMH Articles/Reports
Clinical Update: Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Disorders. By James Alexander. AAMFT (1999). Designed to educate therapists on topics such as diagnosis and assessment, terminology, BioMedical and associated considerations, treatment options, professional resources, and new decisions in service delivery.
Improving Lives, Not Just Infrastructure - APA Monitor
Kids Killing Kids - AAMFT Article
MFT's Should be Advocates for Family-Based Violence Prevention Programs - AAMFT Article
Parenting as Prevention - Learning What Works - AAMFT Article
Preventing Conduct Problems in Head Start Children - American Psychologist Article
Researchers Study Linkes Between Empathy and Conduct Disorder - APA Monitor
Shared Perspectives: The Crisis Continues - APA Monitor
When Interventions Harm: Peer Groups and Problem Behavior - American Psychologist Article
National Institute of Mental Health Articles on Learning Disabilities

Helpful Links

DSM IV Made Easy Website - provides diagnostic information on most DSM IV categories
Dr. Bob's Website - DSM IV Codes - provides codes for each DSM IV category
Psychiatric Meds Info- links to the site