Report: Number Of Young US Adults Taking AD/HD Meds Increasing

The New York Times (3/12, A16, Schwarz, Subscription Publication) reports that according to a report to be released today by Express Scripts, the biggest prescription medicine manager in the US, “the number of young American adults taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [AD/HD] nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012.” The report also reveals that nearly “one in 10 adolescent boys were taking medications for the disorder.” According to some experts, “the report provided the clearest evidence to date that the disorder is being diagnosed and treated with medication in children far beyond reasonable rates, and that steeply rising diagnoses among adults might portend similar problems.”

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— “Report Says Medication Use Is Rising for Adults With Attention Disorder,” Alan Schwarz, New York Times, March 14, 2014.

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