Report: More Young Women Taking AD/HD Medications

On its “Morning Edition” program and in its “Shots” blog, NPR (6/10, Neighmond) reported a steady increase in “the number of Americans taking medication to treat” attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), with “the biggest spike in AD/HD medication…among young women between the ages of 19 and 34, according to a” March 12 report by Express Scripts. That report revealed that the “number of young women aged 19 to 25 on these medications is 27 percent higher than girls aged four to 18.”

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— “More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD,” Patti Neighmond, National Public Radio, June 9, 2014.

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