Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This literature review focuses on both medicinal and therapeutic treatment options for Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Conduct Disorder is considered a precursor to Antisocial Personality Disorder, and research on the treatment of both of these disorders suggests that early intervention, during childhood and adolescence, is the most promising treatment option for people diagnosed with Conduct Disorder. Medicinal treatments for Conduct Disorder that are discussed within this literature review are lithium, methylphenidate, and risperidone, while the therapeutic treatments reviewed are parent management training and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Less encouraging research results have been found for the treatment of Antisocial Personality Disorder, but this review will discuss risperidone and quetiapine as researched medicinal treatments and residential treatment facilities as a therapeutic treatment for the disorder. In all areas of treatment research, further studies are needed to determine treatment efficacy.
BF1 .M63 v. 14 no. 1 2008
Buck, Lindsay J.
"The importance of early intervention: treatments for conduct disorder versus treatments for antisocial personality disorder,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol14/iss1/2