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

"Maybe in young children, we need to look at behavioral markers," said Jeffrey Bridge, the paper's senior author and an epidemiologist at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, the vice president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, agreed.

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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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