Journal article

The development of a clinic to manage Disruptive Behaviour Disorders not responding to conventional psychological and psychostimulant treatments

ALA Vance, J Costin, P Birleson, ESL Luk, BJ Tonge, P Maruff

Australasian Psychiatry | Published : 2001

Abstract

Objective: The development of a specialised Disruptive Behaviour Disorders clinic to assess, treat and monitor clinically referred primary school-age children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-combined type (ADHD-CT), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) who are not responding to conventional psychological and psychostimulant medication treatments is described. Conclusions: Systematic clinical research and ongoing evaluation of complex Disruptive Behaviour Disorder cases is achievable within a metropolitan Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

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