Psychosocial interventions for disruptive and aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents

  title={Psychosocial interventions for disruptive and aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents},
  author={Sturla Fossum and Bj\orn Helge Handeg{\aa}rd and Monica Martinussen and Willy Tore M\orch},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
The effects of psychotherapy in reducing aggressive behaviours in children and adolescents using meta-analysis were estimated. Sixty-five studies were included, covering 4,971 cases. Teacher reported change in aggression, change in social functioning, and changes in parental distress were calculated. The mean effect size (ES) of change in aggression in studies with untreated controls was 0.62 and in studies without untreated controls the ES was 0.95. In studies with or without untreated… CONTINUE READING


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