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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was associated with increased risk of suicidal behaviour
  1. Amanda Jane Friend1,2
  1. 1 Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  2. 2 School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda Jane Friend, Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK; amanda.friend{at}

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Review ofFitzgerald C, Dalsgaard S, Nordentoft M, et al. Suicidal behaviour among persons with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Br J Psychiatry 2019;7:1–6.


Design: Prospective cohort study.

Study question

Setting: Denmark.

Patients: 2 924 780 people aged 10 and over, living in Denmark between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2014.

Exposure: Diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with other psychiatric diagnoses.

Outcomes: Hospitalisation for suicidal behaviour or death by suicide.

Main results

Incidence rate ratios …

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