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Use Of ADHD Drugs Rose Sharply Among Adults, Especially Women

by Karen Weintraub | May 19, 2014 10:22am
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Posted to: Health Care, Mental Health Care

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t just for fidgety little boys anymore.

The number of young adult women taking medications for ADHD jumped by 85 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to a recent report by St. Louis-based Express Scripts, a pharmaceutical benefits company.

While children are still more likely to have ADHD, the rate of diagnosis is climbing faster in adults — up 53 percent in grownups versus 19 percent in kids over those four years.

Click here to read more from the Connecticut Health I-Team.

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posted by: bob8/57 | May 20, 2014  10:40am

bob8/57

It’s speed. Legal speed. Why do meth when Adderall has the same affects and is legal? Plus it will help keep you slim.