Adults Using ADHD Medications on the Rise

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/12 2014 04:25PM

Updated 03/12 2014 04:29PM

WASHINGTON - Medication use is on the rise for adults with attention deficit disorder, according to a new report from drug manager Express Scripts.

The number of American adults taking drugs for ADHD nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012.

The greatest increase in the use of ADHD medications is among women ages 26 to 34. In addition, the report finds 9% of adolescent boys take drugs like Adderall or Concerta for the disorder.

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