Turning Attention to ADHD
Today we released the report, Turning Attention to ADHD: U.S. Medication Trends for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the most current and comprehensive analysis of ADHD medication use. According to our pharmacy claims data, between 2008 and 2012, the number of Americans who use medication to treat ADHD rose 36%, totaling more than 4.8 million privately insured individuals in 2012.
Most surprisingly, we saw the greatest increase in use during the five-year study period was among adults, with the largest gains seen in women ages 26 to 34, climbing 85%.