Suicidal attempt with high dose long-acting methylphenidate: a case report
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Stimulant medications are the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Reports of suicide attempts in ADHD cases with high dose longacting methylphenidate (MPH) are limited in the literature. In this case report, a 13-year-old boy who had attempted suicide by ingesting 1350 mg long-acting MPH and 2 mg risperidon is discussed. While the patient did not have life threatening symptoms, emergency medical intervention was necessary.