Adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of attempting suicide when compared with a similar peer group who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder alone, reports Family Practice News. Researchers also found that patients with bipolar disorder and ADHD had higher rates of anxiety disorders and disruptive behavior disorders than did those who had bipolar disorder alone. This research suggests that ADHD is an independent risk factor for attempted suicide among adolescents and young adults with have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. To read this article in its entirety, click here.