Stimulant Misuse High in College, Especially Among Males and Students with ADHD

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July 9, 2021Nearly one-third of college students reported misuse of prescription stimulant medication, with significantly higher rates of misuse reported among male participants and young adults with ADHD, according to a new Journal of Attention Disorders study.1Researchers studied 144 participants, all students in their fourth year of the Trajectories Related to ADHD in College (TRAC) project, a 5-year longitudinal investigation into the functional trajectories of college students with ADHD relative to those without ADHD.Half of college students with ADHD reported misusing prescription stimulants compared to 19.6% of those without ADHD.

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