Child Suicides More Often Linked to ADHD than Depression

New research suggests suicide among young children may have less to do with depression than previously thought. Researchers say child suicides are more frequently related to attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD).

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, indicates young children who die by suicide before age 12 are nearly twice as likely to have an ADHD diagnosis than a depression diagnosis. This is the opposite of what is usually seen among adolescents ages 12-17 who die by suicide.

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