Methylphenidate Induced Psychotic Symptoms: Two Cases Report

Selma Tural Hesapcioglu, Zeynep Goker, Cilem Bilginer, Sema kandil


Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant used as the first choice for treating the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate could rarely cause psychotic symptoms even in with therapeutic doses. In this article, two cases were reported who diagnosed with ADHD, and shortly after the beginning of the long-acting methylphenidate treatment psychotic symptoms has emerged, and was discussed the treatment process of the psychotic symptoms.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(2):106-108


ADHD; Methylphenidate; Psychotic symptoms

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