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Psychotropic Medication Use among Adolescents: United States, 2005–2010

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Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Prior studies have shown an increase in psychotropic use among adolescents (1–6). However, most studies were based on clinical samples or high-risk populations. This report provides the estimate of any psychotropic use in the past month among U.S. noninstitutionalized adolescents aged 12–19 during 2005–2010, using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Psychotropic is a type of drug used to treat clinical psychiatric symptoms or mental disorders (7). Specific psychotropic drug types addressed are antidepressants; medications for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD); anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics (ASH); antimanics; and antipsychotics. Adolescents using psychotropic drugs are further examined by sex, race and Hispanic origin, and mental health professional consultation.

Jonas BS, Gu Q, Albertorio-Diaz JR. Psychotropic medication use among adolescents: , 2005–2010. NCHS data brief, no 135. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2013.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db135.htm#x2013;2010</a>

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