Year: 2006 Source: Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, v.6, no.3, (August 2006), p.234-247 SIEC No: 20070739

Crisis intervention for suicidal youth with comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/major depressive disorder (MDD) presents special challenges for evidence-based practitioners. This article reviews the treatment literature on suicide and comorbid ADHD/MDD. The findings are applied to a clinical case vignette. A 2-phase intervention based on expert consensus guidelines is introduced as a way of addressing both the suicidal crisis and the underlying comorbid diagnosis. Implications for practice and research are discussed.