Association between suicidal spectrum behaviors and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Association between suicidal spectrum behaviors and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Mathilde Septier and Coline Stordeur and Junhua Zhang and Richard Delorme and Samuele Cortese},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},

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