Total Number of People Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the United States

psychiatricdrugsThe following information is the most accurate and documented data available on psychiatric drug usage. The information is from 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 IMS Health Vector One National database Year 2013, Extracted April 2014. To find out the hundreds of drug regulatory agency warnings and documented side effects for any class of psychiatric drug listed on this page (i.e., ADHD Drugs, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, etc) click the hyperlinks listed below:

Drug Class:            Age Group:          Number of People:

All Psychiatric       0-5 Years                1,080,168
Drugs

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                 274,804
2-3 Years                 370,778
4-5 Years                 500,948

6-12 Years               4,130,340
13-17 Years             3,617,593
18-24 Years             5,467,615
25-44 Years             21,029,136
45-64 Years             28,143,196
65 Year +                  17,404,930

Grand Total                                            78,694,222


ADHD Drugs          0-5 Years                 188,899

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                  1,422
2-3 Years                  10,413
4-5 Years                  181,023

6-12 Years                2,723,126
13-17 Years              1,775,896
18-24 Years              1,553,066
25-44 Years              2,840,859
45-64 Years              1,519,677
65 Year +                   254,499

Grand Total                                            10,291,860


Antidepressants  0-5 Years                  110,516

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                   26,406
2-3 Years                   46,102
4-5 Years                   45,822

6-12 Years                 686,950
13-17 Years               1,444,422
18-24 Years               2,860,537
25-44 Years               12,400,129
45-64 Years               16,185,388
65 Year +                    8,566,579

Grand Total                                             41,226,394


Antipsychotics       0-5 Years                  27,343

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                    654
2-3 Years                    3,760
4-5 Years                    24,363

6-12 Years                  359,882
13-17 Years                490,272
18-24 Years                599,816
25-44 Years                1,987,933
45-64 Years                2,406,526
65 Year +                     1,169,044

Grand Total                                              6,845,303


Anti-anxiety           0-5 Years                     727,304
Drugs

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                     227,132
2-3 Years                     282,759
4-5 Years                     247,754

6-12 Years                  790,149
13-17 Years                650,273
18-24 Years                1,660,953
25-44 Years                8,944,200
45-64 Years                14,439,465
65 Year +                     9,691,791

Grand Total                                               36,472,663


SOURCE: IMS, Vector One: National (VONA) and Total Patient Tracker (TPT) Database, Year 2013, Extracted April 2014.