ADHD Medications

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ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. As of 2016, 9.4% of kids aged two to 17 years had been diagnosed with ADHD, and an estimated 4.4% of U.S. adults aged 18 to 44 years have also been diagnosed. This translates into millions of people who take ADHD medications. Behavioral therapy is recommended as first line treatment for children six and under. From 7 and older medicines can be used also.

ADHD has no known cause, but recent studies have linked higher rates of ADHD to using Tylenol (acetaminophen) in pregnancy, using anti epileptic drug Depakote/Depakene in pregnancy,  or being a grandchild of a women exposed to the drug DES in pregnancy.

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Sarah Ludwig Rausch

Sarah Ludwig Rausch

Sarah Ludwig Rausch is a freelance writer and copyeditor based in South Dakota. Find her at BlueZebraMedia.com.


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