J Dev Behav Pediatr 1986; 7 (4) Aug: 265–267
Grob CS, Coyle JT
Two cases are presented which illustrate the dangers inherent in utilizing a polypharmacy approach in treating children with psychotropic medication. In each case, severe adverse effects, including cognitive and mood deterioration, were experienced by the child when treated with a combination of methylphenidate and imipramine. Possible mechanisms at the neurotransmitter level are described as postulated determinants for this pharmacological interaction.