Association between psychostimulants and suicide related events in individuals with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common condition among the pediatric population with escalating use of psychostimulant agents to treat ADHD. No previous studies have directly aimed to evaluate the potential association between psychostimulant medications and suicide related events. Over the past decade there has been an increasing awareness for the potential of prescription medications to increase the risk of suicide related events, including agents such as antidepressants, leukotriene modifying agents, atomoxetine, and antiepileptics. Given the lack of data to support or ...