U.S. Children prescribed psychotropic drugs, breakdown by age & type of drug

The following information is the most accurate and documented data available on psychiatric drug usage in the United States. The information is from IQVia (formerly IMS Health), a company that provides information, services and technology for the healthcare industry. It is the largest vendor of U.S. physician prescribing data. The following data was taken from the IQVia Total Patient Tracker Database for Year 2017, extracted April 2018.  To see all drug regulatory agency warnings, studies and documented side effects of the psychiatric drugs prescribed to children, visit our Drug Side Effects Page>>

TOTAL AMOUNT OF  Psychiatric drugs Prescribed CHILDREN IN THE U.S.

Age RANGE

0-1 Years
2-3 Years
4-5 Years
6-12 Years
13-17 Years
TOTAL

Number of Children

106,678
184,256
263,363
2,963,924
3,335,146
6,726,189

TOTAL AMOUNT OF  ADHD drugs Prescribed CHILDREN IN THE U.S.

Age RANGE

0-1 Years
2-3 Years
4-5 Years
6-12 Years
13-17 Years
TOTAL

number of Children

338
1,519
67,261
1,927,563
1,471,894
3,396,066

TOTAL AMOUNT OF Antidepresant drugs Prescribed CHILDREN IN THE U.S.

Age RANGE

0-1 Years
2-3 Years
4-5 Years
6-12 Years
13-17 Years
TOTAL

number of Children

7,821
11,174
18,837
560,477
1,581,361
2,148,971

TOTAL AMOUNT OF  Antipsychotic drugs Prescribed CHILDREN IN THE U.S.

Age RANGE

0-1 Years
2-3 Years
4-5 Years
6-12 Years
13-17 Years
TOTAL

number of Children

2,237
20,325
39,789
392,211
575,004
1,022,918

TOTAL AMOUNT OF Anti-anxiety drugs Prescribed CHILDREN IN THE U.S.

Age RANGE

0-1 Years
2-3 Years
4-5 Years
6-12 Years
13-17 Years
TOTAL

number of Children

80,290
120,236
114,618
415,507
589,349
1,303,095

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