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Total Number of People Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the United States

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Number of People Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the United States

Total Number of People Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the United States

The following information is the most accurate and documented data available on usage. 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 Vector One National database Year 2013, Extracted April 2014.

Drug Class: Age Group: Number of People:                         
   0-5 Years 1,080,168
6-12 Years 4,130,340
13-17 Years 3,617,593
18-24 Years 5,467,615
25-44 Years 21,029,136
45-64 Years 28,143,196
65 Year + 17,404,930
Grand Total 78,694,222
          0-5 Years 188,899
6-12 Years 2,723,126
13-17 Years 1,775,896
18-24 Years 1,553,066
25-44 Years 2,840,859
45-64 Years 1,519,677
65 Year + 254,499
Grand Total 10,291,860
Antidepressants 0-5 Years 110,516
6-12 Years 686,950
13-17 Years 1,444,422
18-24 Years 2,860,537
25-44 Years 12,400,129
45-64 Years 16,185,388
65 Year + 8,566,579
Grand Total 41,226,394
Antipsychotics 0-5 Years 27,343
6-12 Years 359,882
13-17 Years 490,272
18-24 Years 599,816
25-44 Years 1,987,933
45-64 Years 2,406,526
65 Year + 1,169,044
Grand Total 6,845,303
Anti-anxiety  0-5 Years 727,304
6-12 Years 790,149
13-17 Years 650,273
18-24 Years 1,660,953
25-44 Years 8,944,200
45-64 Years 14,439,465
65 Year + 9,691,791
Grand Total 36,472,663

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

 

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