Preventing Suicidal Behavior in ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2020-04-09

Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an elevated risk for suicidal behaviors...Zheng Chang and colleagues recently published the results of a large study addressing this question in the journal Biological Psychiatry...During months when individuals filled prescriptions for ADHD medications, there was a 31-39% lower risk of a suicide attempt compared with months without a filled ADHD medication prescription.