A common psychiatric disorder becoming more popular among young adults

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A new study is showing that more and more young adults are taking medications to treat their attention disorders.

According to a new report from Express Scrips, a company that processes prescriptions for 90-million Americans, shows that prescriptions for ADHD medications rose for all age groups.

The study also shows that from 2008 to 2012, that ADHD prescriptions among young adults nearly doubled.

Although more and more young adults are filling prescriptions for ADHD, the study shows that children are still the most highly medicated for attention problems.

This has raised concerns within the medical community.

Many ADHD medications are stimulants which can potentially cause sleep problems and a decreased appetite.

College students have been abusing ADHD medicine to help them study for years and experts say that abuse of this medication continues to be a problem among teens and young adults.