Wright C, Brouillard M, Daigle MS, Côté G, Toupin J. (2015) Mental Disorders and Attempted Suicide Among Prisoners. The Role of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Criminologie, 48(1)
In prisons, the prevalence of mental disorders and death by suicide reach proportions far above that of the general population : the risk of suicide being 11 to 14 times higher. Based on a sample of 565 newly incarcerated individuals, the relationship between suicide attempts and mental disorders was studied, with an emphasis on the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results show that a possible presence of ADHD in a prisoner increases the likelihood of having already attempted suicide, as well as the presence of an Axis I and II disorders.