53 Million Prescriptions of ADHD medications for US adult population. Is it surprising?


US adult population is now the largest consumer of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications. To many this may sound as wow! and how did this happen? Adult Americans used 53 million prescriptions out of total of 63 million prescriptions. Is attention deficit really a problem among American adult population or it is something else going on?
ADHD medications like Adderall and many others are powerful stimulants and they are amphetamines or based on amphetamine salts. They can have multiple effects such as improving focus and attention, increase aggression, increase libido, increase road rage, improve energy levels, improve athletic performance, improve academic performance, so on and so forth. Amphetamines are also drugs of choice given to US soldiers when fighting wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The amphetamines ability to increase aggression and improve focus in soldiers is important for their survival. However it can also make the soldier do…

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