Adults that have taken medication for mental health in the U.S. as of 2018, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that have received treatment for a mental health condition and had taken prescription medication for their mental health as of April 2018, by age. According to the results, among those aged 18 to 34 years who had ever received mental health treatment, around 50 percent are currently taking medication for a mental health issue.

Percentage of U.S. adults that had ever received treatment for a mental health condition and taken medication for a mental health condition as of 2018, by age

18 to 34 years35 to 54 years55 years and older
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 27 to 30, 2018

Number of respondents

1,142 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Adults that have ever received treatment for a mental health condition

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Have you ever taken prescription medicine for a mental health issue (e.g., anxiety, depression, mental illness, etc.)?"

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