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

Jill Harkavy-Friedman, the vice president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, agreed. "Not everybody who is at risk for suicide has depression," even among adults, said Dr. Harkavy-Friedman, who was not involved in the new research.

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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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