ADHD Medication Use in Adults Doubles

the MPR take:

A report by prescription processor Express Scripts states that use of medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased significantly in both children and adults. From their analysis of a nationally representative sample of 400,000 individuals ages 4–64 who filled at least one prescription for an ADHD medication from 2008–2012, young adults ages 26–34 nearly doubled their use of ADHD medication, from 340,000 to 640,000 during this time. The total number of American adults taking ADHD drugs also rose by 53%. Use of these medications by children rose less (19%), although some worry that these rates are still too high.

ADHD Medication Use in Adults Doubles
ADHD Medication Use in Adults Doubles

The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008–2012, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the nation's largest prescription drug manager. Some experts said the report provided the clearest evidence to ...

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