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Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S.

Submitted by on August 19, 2016 – 5:42 pm | 367 views

Number of & Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S.

The following information is the most accurate and documented data available on psychiatric drug usage in the United States. The information is from IMS Health, a company that provides information, services and technology for the healthcare industry. It is the largest vendor of U.S. physician prescribing data. The following data was taken from IMS Health Vector One National database Year 2013, Extracted April 2014.

Drug Class: Age Group: Number of People:                        
All    0-5 Years 1,080,168
6-12 Years 4,130,340
13-17 Years 3,617,593
Grand Total 0-17 Years 8,389,034
          0-5 Years 188,899
6-12 Years 2,723,126
13-17 Years 1,775,896
Grand Total 0-17 Years 4,404,360
Antidepressants 0-5 Years 110,516
6-12 Years 686,950
13-17 Years 1,444,422
Grand Total 0-17 Years 2,165,279
Antipsychotics 0-5 Years 27,343
6-12 Years 359,882
13-17 Years 490,272
Grand Total 0-17 Years 830,836
Anti-anxiety  0-5 Years 727,304
6-12 Years 790,149
13-17 Years 650,273
Grand Total 0-17 Years 2,132,625

SOURCE: IMS, Vector One: National (VONA) and Total Patient Tracker (TPT) Database, Year 2013, Extracted April 2014. (https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/)

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