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

125,361
202,319
306,079
3,259,955
3,419,633
7,213,599

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

328
1,919
77,369
2,119,343
1,524,381
3,655,472

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

6,687
10,957
21,299
574,090
1,503,185
2,100,315

TOTAL AMOUNT OF  Anti-psychotic 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

3,913
27,001
53,750
467,500
646,215
1,194,805

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

102,960
‍14
143,692
484,612
577,259
1,445,509

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