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35 - Hyperkinetic disorder treatment

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What treatment would you give an 8 year old with hyperkinetic disorder as first line treatment (with no other comorbidities0:

1. Methylphenidate

2. Atamoxetine

3. Dexamphetamine

4.Clonidine

5.Imiprimine

methylphenidate .if with tics/tourettes- atamoxetine.

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yep

clonidine treats both tics and adhd

while atomoxetine only treats adhd

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What treatment would you give an 8 year old with hyperkinetic disorder as first line treatment (with no other comorbidities0:

1. Methylphenidate

2. Atamoxetine

3. Dexamphetamine

4.Clonidine

5.Imiprimine

methylphenidate .[highlight]if with tics/tourettes- atamoxetine[/highlight].

I thought if ADHD is associated with tics, then its clonidine

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ADHD plus Tics then clonidine

placebo control trials have shown clonidine to reduce hyperactivity and tics

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atomox.....SPMM says both and used in adults

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