Increased Frequency of Encopresis in a Child Diagnosed With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Encopresis After Atomoxetine Use: A Case Report

Yektas C., Cansiz M. A. , Tufan A. E.

CLINICAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.39, sa.4, ss.212-213, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/wnf.0000000000000163
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.212-213


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most frequently reported coexisting psychiatric conditions in children with encopresis. Some case reports state that atomoxetine-a selective presynaptic norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor-approved for treatment of ADHD is also effective in the treatment of coexisting encopresis. Contrasting those reports, here we present a case diagnosed with ADHD and secondary encopresis without constipation whose encopretic symptoms increased after atomoxetine treatment and discuss possible mechanisms.