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 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 2017, extracted April 2018. To find out about 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                622,723
Drugs

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                 125,361
2-3 Years                 202,319
4-5 Years                 306,079

6-12 Years               3,259,955
13-17 Years             3,419,633
18-24 Years             5,639,967
25-44 Years             21,429,352
45-64 Years             28,183,444
65 Year +                  18,675,398

Grand Total                                            80,233,280


ADHD Drugs          0-5 Years                 80,235

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                  328
2-3 Years                  1,919
4-5 Years                  77,396

6-12 Years                2,119,343
13-17 Years              1,524,381
18-24 Years              1,279,544
25-44 Years              2,988,919
45-64 Years              1,549,161
65 Year +                   299,370

Grand Total                                            9,621,181


Antidepressants  0-5 Years                  38,534

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                   6,687
2-3 Years                   10,957
4-5 Years                   21,299

6-12 Years                 574,090
13-17 Years               1,503,185
18-24 Years               3,188,828
25-44 Years               12,457,146
45-64 Years               16,561,400
65 Year +                    9,966,901

Grand Total                                             43,643,237


Antipsychotics       0-5 Years                  85,143

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                    3,913
2-3 Years                    27,001
4-5 Years                    53,750

6-12 Years                  467,500
13-17 Years                646,215
18-24 Years                1,226,552
25-44 Years                3,829,906
45-64 Years                4,203,164
65 Year +                     2,226,888

Grand Total                                              12,625,795


Anti-anxiety           0-5 Years                     389,558
Drugs

Breakdown:
0-1 Years                     102,960
2-3 Years                     148,894
4-5 Years                     143,692

6-12 Years                  484,612
13-17 Years                577,259
18-24 Years                1,523,540
25-44 Years                8,377,859
45-64 Years                12,566,921
65 Year +                     8,394,094

Grand Total                                               32,144,720


SOURCE: IQVia Total Patient Tracker (TPT) Database, Year 2017, Extracted April 2018.