Surveillance decision

Surveillance decision

We will not update the guideline on antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders at this time.

During surveillance editorial or factual corrections were identified:

  • Footnote number 7 in the NICE guideline on antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders (CG158) contains a link to the NICE guideline on schizophrenia (CG82). This guideline has been replaced by the NICE guideline on psychosis and schizophrenia in adults (CG178). The link is to be amended so that it directs to CG178.

Reason for the decision

Assessing the evidence

We found 22 relevant studies through surveillance of this guideline.

This included evidence on selective prevention, case identification, interventions with a psychosocial or pharmacological component, and organisation and delivery of care. We asked topic experts whether this evidence would affect current recommendations on antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people. Generally, the topic experts thought that an update of these areas was not needed.

We did not find any evidence related to general principles of care, assessment of conduct disorders, indicated prevention interventions or modifications to interventions for coexisting conditions.

None of the new evidence considered in surveillance of this guideline was thought to have an effect on current recommendations.


No equalities issues were identified during the surveillance process.

Overall decision

After considering all the evidence and views of topic experts and stakeholders, we decided that an update is not necessary for this guideline.

See how we made the decision for further information.

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