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Psychopharmacological Intervention: A D H D

Psychopharmacological Intervention: A D H D

Central nervous system stimulants

  • Examples: Dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine, methylphenidate, dexmethylphenidate, dextroamphetamine/amphetamine mixture
  • Side effects: Insomnia, anorexia, weight loss, tachycardia, decrease in rate of growth and development
  • Children on A D H D drugs had a higher risk of injury-related hospital admissions.
  • Contrary to common beliefs, children with A D H D who are treated with medications are less likely to use illicit drugs later in life because their mental health symptoms have been addressed

Tourette Disorder

  • The essential feature of Tourette disorder is the presence of multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics.
  • Onset may be as early as 2 years but occurs most commonly around age 6 or 7.
  • The disorder is more common in boys than in girls.

The Nursing Process: IDD

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Outcomes
  • Planning / Implementation
  • Evaluation