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
- 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
- Planning / Implementation