Amount of ADHD Medication for Youth Varies Geographically

A recent study on medicating ADHD youth details which age groups are getting more or less drugs but it also points to geographic variation in the U.S.

“The rate of ADHD prescriptions was significantly lower in the West than in other parts of the nation. Researchers aren’t sure why. Two possible reasons could include more parents being reluctant to medicate their children, or school systems that handle kids with ADHD differently, [co-author] Vitiello noted.”

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Source:Β US News

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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