Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Use Of ADHD Drugs Rose Sharply Among Adults, Especially Women

The number of young adult women taking medications for ADHD jumped by 85 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to a recent report by St. Louis-based Express Scripts, a pharmaceutical benefits company.

ADHD is caused by “inefficient functioning of part of brain behind the forehead, the output of which is what they call executive cognitive functioning,” said Dr. Daniel F. Connor, chief of child psychiatry and a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington.

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