Life-course persistent conduct disorder is a major public health problem with implications for individual health and for society at large. Recent evidence has shown that treatment can be cost-effective, and early symptom detection is improving. We weigh the evidence for and against the introduction of population screening for conduct disorder in early childhood using Wilson and Jungner’s criteria.
Wilson, P., Minnis, H., Puckering , C., & Gillberg , C. (2009). Should we aspire to screen preschool children for conduct disorder? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(10), 812-816. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2009.158535