Mental health medication use among U.S. college students in treatment 2016-2017

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. college students that took prescription medication during their mental health treatments as of the 2016-2017 academic school year. According to the data, 61.2 percent of students that were engaged in mental health treatments did not take prescribed medication.

Prescription medication use among college students utilizing mental health treatment during the 2016-2017 academic year

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Release date

January 2018


United States

Survey time period

2016-2017 academic year

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Original question: "Did your client take a prescribed medication during treatment?”s

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