ADHD drugs ‘preferred choice’ for reducing suicide risk in BPD

However, benzodiazepines should be avoided, the study authors warn.

ADHD pharmacotherapy should be the preferred choice for patients with borderline personality disorder with ADHD symptoms and suicidal behaviour, according to Scandinavian doctors, who found it was the only treatment that reduced suicide risk.

Results from their registry-based study showed a 17% lower risk of suicide attempt or ideation — and half the risk of death by suicide — with use of ADHD drugs, compared with non-use.