Does Methylphenidate Use in Children and Young Adults Increase Risk of Suicide?
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 8, Number 8, November 2017
Arian Ayon Verduzco. Pharm.D candidate (2018)
Ms. Verduzco has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Some studies have indicated that patients with ADHD may be at an increased risk of suicide. While these studies have shown associations between methylphenidate use and suicide, it is not clear whether the stimulant actually causes suicidality or whether patients taking stimulants are suicidal for other reasons.