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More Child Suicides Are Linked to A.D.D. Than Depression, Study Suggests

Attention deficit disorder is the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who die by suicide, a new study has found. Very few children aged 5 to 11 take their own lives, and little is known about these deaths.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It seems like some very weak science stands behind this article.  Bottom line, neither ADHD or depression is good for children.  The one dietary approach that has been demonstrated to treat both is high-dose fish oil (greater than 7.5 grams of EPA and DHA per day).  At those levels, the omega-3 fatty acids increase both dopamine and serotonin in the brain.


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