Prescriptions for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications spiked in the first year of the pandemic, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The jump in prescriptions came after several years of increases, going back to 2016, the report found. The trend coincides with rising rates of ADHD diagnoses in adolescents, adults and women. “This report shows there is this growing population of adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD, and there is need for support for this population,” said lead study author Melissa Danielson, a CDC statistician. To read the full story.