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Table 2 Suicide-related events: categorization of results-from acute, paediatric, active comparator-controlled studies in ADHD (FDA-defined approach)

From: Suicide related events and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatments in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of atomoxetine and methylphenidate comparator clinical trials

  Code 1 Code 2 Code 3 Code 4 Code 5 Code 9
Study ATX n/N MPH n/N ATX n/N MPH n/N ATX n/N MPH n/N ATX n/N MPH n/N ATX n/N MPH n/N ATX n/N MPH n/N
HFBD 0/65 0/20 0/65 0/20 0/65 0/20 1/65 0/20 0/65 0/20 0/65 0/20
HFBK 0/64 0/18 0/64 0/18 0/64 0/18 0/64 0/18 1/64 0/18 1/64 0/18
LYAV 0/44 0/41 0/44 0/41 0/44 0/41 0/44 1/41 0/44 0/41 0/44 0/41
LYBI 0/222 0/220 0/222 0/220 0/222 0/220 0/222 0/220 0/222 0/220 0/222 0/220
LYBR 0/164 0/166 0/164 0/166 0/164 0/166 0/164 0/166 0/164 0/166 0/164 1/166
TOTAL 0/559 0/465 0/559 0/465 0/559 0/465 1/559 1/465 1/559 0/465 1/559 1/465
  1. Abbreviations: ATX atomoxetine, MPH methylphenidate.
  2. Code 1=Completed suicide.
  3. Code 2=Suicide attempt.
  4. Code 3=Preparatory acts toward imminent suicidal behaviour.
  5. Code 4=Suicidal ideation.
  6. Code 5=Self-injurious behaviour, intent unknown.
  7. Code 9=Not enough information (non fatal).