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    More adult Kiwis are receiving ADHD medicine than ever before

    More adult Kiwis are receiving ADHD medicine than ever before

    There's been a tenfold increase in the amount dispensed for adults between 2006 and 2022, today's Medical Journal study has revealed.

    Zero-point-six percent of the adult population are receiving treatment, although two-point-six percent of adults are estimated to have the condition.

    Clinical psychologist for Umbrella Wellbeing Dougal Sutherland says the study highlights the shortage of specialists.

    He says people would be very lucky to get an ADHD assessment as an adult in New Zealand's public mental health system currently.

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