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ADHD medication does not increase suicide risk

July 31, 2017

Recent findings did not indicate a causal association between methylphenidate treatment and suicide attempts.

“In 2009, the European Medicines Agency conducted a review of the safety of methylphenidate. The review concluded that further research on the association between methylphenidate and psychiatric adverse effects, including suicide risk, was needed,” Kenneth K. C. Man, MPH, of the University of Hong Kong, and colleagues wrote. “Although there has been some concern about a potential association between methylphenidate and suicide-related events, few studies have addressed this issue directly.”

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