AD/HD Meds Appear To Not Increase Suicide Risk.

HealthDay (6/21, Preidt) reported that according to a study published online June 18 in the BMJ, medications “used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) do not increase the risk of suicide attempts or suicide, and may actually provide a protective effect.”

Researchers arrived at this conclusion after examining data on “the nearly 38,000 people in Sweden diagnosed with AD/HD between 1960 and 1996” and tracking “their rates of suicidal behaviors between 2006 through 2009, at times when they were taking AD/HD drugs or not taking the medications.”

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— “No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, June 20, 2014.

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