According to the latest study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2003, the number of U.S. women in injecting ADHD drug treatment has increased by 700% in their twenties.
The second largest growth rate of 560% is between 30 and 34 women. The most common drugs for prescription drugs are stimulants such as Methylphenidate, the best brand, the best drug for Ritalin. The increase in childbearing women represents a fivefold increase in the latest data on prescription stimulants that have taken place since the turn of the century.
Although non-doping drug-treated ADHD, the use of these drugs remained level over the past decade, amphetamine-based prescriptions increased significantly.
Although the biggest increase for ADHD prescriptions was for women under the age of 20, the prescription for all women aged 15 to 44 increased by 344%. The growth rate of women in their twenties and thirties is considered to be the best age for childbearing and has drawn the attention of doctors.
Coleen Boyle, director of the Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, said: “In the United States, half of pregnancies are unplanned and women may take prescription drugs early in pregnancy.
“Early pregnancy is a critical moment in your baby’s development and we need to understand better the safest ways to treat ADHD before and during pregnancy.”
The new study looks at private insurance claims for up to 6.8 million women between 2003 and 2015. According to health policy experts at the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 68% of American women are insured by private companies.
This means that the percentage of women taking ADHD at this age increased from 1% in 2003 to 4% in 2015. Studies show that about 4% of adults suffer from ADHD, but diagnoses have grown over time.
Boyle said: “If a woman is pregnant or wants a pregnancy, she should discuss with her healthcare provider all the medicines she’s taking.” “Pregnant women should also talk to their doctor before stopping or starting any medication “