U.S. mental health/substance abuse medication fills among youth 1996-2010

Prescribed mental health/substance abuse medication fills among U.S. persons aged under 17 from 1996 to 2010 (in millions)*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 11, 2013
U.S. mental health/substance abuse medication fills among youth 1996-2010 This statistic represents the trends in mental health and substance abuse medication fills among persons aged 17 years or younger for a mental health condition, in the United States from 1996 to 2010. In 2008, there was a total of 30.2 million such prescription medication fills for all classes of medication within this age group.
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Prescribed mental health/substance abuse medication fills among U.S. persons aged under 17 from 1996 to 2010 (in millions)*

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All classes of medicationStimulant medicationAntidepressant medicationAntipsychotic medication
1996 15.611.12.6-
1998 18.713.23.5-
2000 20.212.25.5-
2002 24.213.46.51.5
2004 29.418.56.12.6
2006 32.4205.83.7
2008 30.220.64.93.8
201029.421.53.73.2
All classes of medicationStimulant medicationAntidepressant medicationAntipsychotic medication
1996 15.611.12.6-
1998 18.713.23.5-
2000 20.212.25.5-
2002 24.213.46.51.5
2004 29.418.56.12.6
2006 32.4205.83.7
2008 30.220.64.93.8
201029.421.53.73.2
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 11, 2013
This statistic represents the trends in mental health and substance abuse medication fills among persons aged 17 years or younger for a mental health condition, in the United States from 1996 to 2010. In 2008, there was a total of 30.2 million such prescription medication fills for all classes of medication within this age group.
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