The Nordic countries maintain detailed registers of their inhabitants. This enables researchers to examine patterns over entire nations. An international research team used the Swedish national registers for a prospective cohort study of 2,675,615 persons in the Medical Birth Register born in Sweden over a 27-year period from January 1, 1983 through December 31, 2009. …
Cultural history and bias between psychiatry and the African American community lead to less recognition of the symptoms of ADHD, less use of ADHD medication, and reduced access to care.
ADHD medications, stimulants in particular, have a protective effect against suicidality. As well, stimulant medications lower risks for traffic accidents, smoking, and substance use disorders.