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

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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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