Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and suicide: a review of possible associations.

  title={Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and suicide: a review of possible associations.},
  author={Anthony C D James and Frank Hiu-Ping Lai and C S Dahl},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={110 6},
OBJECTIVE To review the evidence of a possible association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suicide. DESIGN We searched the electronic data bases: Medline, Psych LIT, between 1966 and March 2003 looking for articles on ADHD, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and suicide. RESULTS An association of ADHD and completed suicide was found, especially for younger males. However, the evidence for any direct or independent link was modest with an overall suicide… CONTINUE READING
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