Adolescents in the U.S. that have used psychotropic drugs by sex 2005-2010

Psychotropic medication use among U.S. adolescents in the last month from 2005 to 2010, by gender and type of drug

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 1, 2013
Adolescents in the U.S. that have used psychotropic drugs by sex 2005-2010 This statistic depicts the percentage of adolescents in the United States, between the ages of 12 and 19, who have taken psychotropic medication in the past month between 2005 and 2010, by sex. Of those surveyed, 4.5 percent of female adolescents reported taking antidepressants in the last month. Psychotropic medication is used to treat clinical psychiatric symptoms or mental disorders such as depression.
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Psychotropic medication use among U.S. adolescents in the last month from 2005 to 2010, by gender and type of drug

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Type of psychotropic drugsMaleFemale
Any psychotropic drug*5.9%6.7%
Antidepressants*2%4.5%
ADHD drugs*4.2%2.2%
Type of psychotropic drugsMaleFemale
Any psychotropic drug*5.9%6.7%
Antidepressants*2%4.5%
ADHD drugs*4.2%2.2%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 1, 2013
This statistic depicts the percentage of adolescents in the United States, between the ages of 12 and 19, who have taken psychotropic medication in the past month between 2005 and 2010, by sex. Of those surveyed, 4.5 percent of female adolescents reported taking antidepressants in the last month. Psychotropic medication is used to treat clinical psychiatric symptoms or mental disorders such as depression.
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