Psychiatry Investig.  2015 Jan;12(1):150-151. 10.4306/pi.2015.12.1.150.

The Effectiveness of Methylphenidate in the Treatment of Encopresis Independent from Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms

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  • 1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey. dromerakca@gmail.com

Abstract

Several medications are reported to be effective in treatment of encopresis. However, mechanisms of action related to these drugs are not known. We report a patient with ADHD and encopresis whose encopretic signs have disappeared with long acting methylphenidate while they have not changed with atomoxetine.

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Methylphenidate; Atomoxetine; Encopresis; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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