Tuesday, October 05, 2010
ADHD increases suicide risk
Children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in early childhood are much more likely to have suicidal tendencies later. Researchers from Maryland University studied 248 children aged between nine and 18. Half of them had been diagnosed with ADHD as young children and half were unaffected. 12% of those who had been diagnosed with ADHD had thought about the practicalities of killing themselves compared to only 1.6% of the unaffected children.