Meltem Küçükdağ1,*, H Nejat Küçükdağ2
1Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Düzce Atatürk Devlet Hastanesi, Düzce, Turkey
2Assistant professor, Düzce University Faculty of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey
*Corresponding author: Dr. Meltem Küçükdağ, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Düzce Atatürk Devlet Hastanesi, Düzce, Turkey. Tel: 05557213875 E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 13, 2022
Publication Date: January 05, 2023
Citation: Küçükdağ M, et al. (2023). Methylphenidate-induced Kleptomania in a Child with Down Syndrome. Mathews J Case Rep. 8(1):82.
Copyright: Küçükdağ M, et al. © (2023)
Methylphenidate is the most preferred drug in the treatment of ADHD, which is one of the psychiatric diseases that often accompany Down's syndrome. Methylphenidate, which is used safely in children and adolescents, may rarely show unexpected side effects. In our study, we present a case of kleptomania induced by methylphenidate in a child with Down syndrome, which resolved with the discontinuation of the drug.
Keywords: Methylphenidate, Down’s Syndrome, Kleptomania