ADHD: CB is a 10-year-old male patient who is having difficulty in school. He fidgets constantly, gets up frequently to walk around, even if it is not appropriate to do so. He has difficulty staying on task and completing assigned work. He lives with his parents and younger sister. His father has a history of ADHD, bipolar and substance abuse disorder (pain pills, stimulants, and methamphetamine). His mother is obese with type II diabetes.
- There are several medications that can be used to manage this patient’s ADHD. Identify three different medications that would represent potential therapeutic options taking into consideration the history of substance abuse in the family.
- How does each of the medications identified work to manage ADHD symptoms?
- In your opinion, which would represent the best therapeutic option and why? Provide specific dosing information, monitoring and patient education for the mediation selected.