AD/HD Medication Use Among Women On The Rise

The Huffington Post (12/18, Maltby) reports that use of medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder “is rising rapidly” among women, according to “a groundbreaking report released earlier this year by the prescription management company Express Scripts.” The report also found that “the number of adults in the United States taking AD/HD medications…rose 53 percent from 2008 to 2012.” Additionally, “women are using AD/HD medication at notably higher rates than girls, with those in the 26-to-34 age range posting a staggering 85 percent jump in the use of such drugs in just five years.”

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— “The New ADHD Debate Every Woman Should Know About,” Anna Maltby, Huffington Post, December 17, 2014.

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