Explain the mechanism of action of methylphenidate.
What is considered first line treatment (pharmacotherapy) for ADHD? What is second line treatment? (You may need to research this, please provide a reference for your answer).
Read the following scenario. There is no “right answer.” Please support your answer with evidence
A twelve year old patient with diagnosis of ADHD has just transferred into your care. The caregiver notes that the prescribed long-acting stimulant is effective, but it takes a significant amount of time to “kick in.” As a result, the patient now has truancy charges because they are so frequently late for school. What would you suggest?