Link:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/science/more-child-suicides-are-linked-to-add-than-depression-study-suggests.html?partner=bloomberg&_r=0

By Catherine Saint Louis
September 19, 2016

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. The new study, which included deaths in 17 states from 2003 to 2012, compared 87 children aged 5 to 11 who committed suicide with 606 adolescents aged 12 to 14 who did, to see how they differed.