Early Prevention of Antisocial Personality: Long-Term Follow-up of Two Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Indicated and Selective Approaches

photo Prevention of antisocial personality in childhood has been advocated, but evidence for effective interventions is lacking.

The authors conducted two follow-up studies of randomized trials of group parent training. One involved 120 clinic-referred 3- to 7-year-olds with severe antisocial behavior for whom treatment was indicated, 93 of whom were reassessed between ages 10 and 17. The other involved 109 high-risk 4- to 6-year-olds with elevated antisocial behavior who were selectively screened from the community, 90 of whom were reassessed between ages 9 and 13.

In the indicated sample, both elements of antisocial personality were improved in the early intervention group at long-term follow-up compared with the control group.

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Year: 2014
Bibliography: Scott, S., J. Briskman, and T.G. O'Connor. 2014. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2014. 171(6): p. 649-657.
Authors: Scott, Briskman, O'Connor, ,