Aggravating influence of atomoxetine on the severity of stuttering and its successful treatment with methylphenidate: a case report


Cicek A. U.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.33, no.2, pp.210-213, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/dajpns.2020.00081
  • Title of Journal : DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-213

Abstract

Stuttering is a communication disorder characterized by a disruption in normal fluency and time patterning of speech. None of the pharmacological agents for stuttering could be recommended for general use; specific drug treatment that is simultaneously effective for both stuttering and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently unknown. In this article, we present a case affected by severe developmental stuttering and ADHD that was exacerbated by atomoxetine but favorably responded to treatment with methylphenidate.