Antidepressant Dispensing to Adolescents and Young Adults Surges During Pandemic

February 26, 2024


Read time:

<5 mins
Depression Teen Pill Drowning Sadness
Presented by Health Lab

While a growing number of young people ages 12 to 25 were receiving antidepressants before the pandemic, the antidepressant dispensing rate rose nearly 64% faster after March 2020. Kao Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician and researcher at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center, discusses the drivers of the increase.

More from the Alumni Education Gateway
Join the Alumni Education Gateway Email List​
We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using this site, you accept our use of cookies.