Medical Adaptation to Academic Pressure : Schooling , Stimulant Use , and Socioeconomic Status

@inproceedings{King2014MedicalAT,
  title={Medical Adaptation to Academic Pressure : Schooling , Stimulant Use , and Socioeconomic Status},
  author={Marissa D. King and Jennifer Jennings and Jason M. Fletcherc},
  year={2014}
}
Despite the rise of medical interventions to address behavioral issues in childhood, the social determinants of their use remain poorly understood. By analyzing a dataset that includes the majority of prescriptions written for stimulants in the United States, we find a substantial effect of schooling on stimulant use. In middle and high school, adolescents are roughly 30 percent more likely to have a stimulant prescription filled during the school year than during the summer. Socioeconomically… CONTINUE READING