Mental Health Medications in the US, by the Numbers

Jan 20, 2020

By The Lyra Team

Prescription psychiatric medications are prevalent in the United States today, with about one in six U.S. adults taking medication to treat a mental health condition. While use of these medications is common and can be highly effective in treating conditions such as depression or anxiety, some stigma remains around taking them. 

To help dispel some of the lingering misunderstandings about these medicines and shine light on key facts about their usage today, Lyra created a new infographic: Mental Health Medications in the U.S., by the Numbers.

 

 

This resource features statistics and trends about the current state of mental health prescribing in America, and aims to shed light on the following questions:

  • What types of mental health medications are Americans taking?
  • Who’s prescribing them?
  • How easy is it to get an appointment with a psychiatrist?
  • Who’s covering the cost of these medications?

Find answers to these and other questions about mental health medications in the U.S., in the new infographic.

 

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