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May 26, 2022

ADHD emerges most mentioned disease in social media in Q1 2022, finds GlobalData

ADHD held 53% share of the total social media discussions on diseases during the first quarter of 2022.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become the most mentioned disease in the social media conversations of both Twitter influencers and Redditors on the topic ‘diseases’ during Q1 2022, according to the Social Media Analytics platform of GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

According to  GlobalData’s latest report, ‘10 Most Mentioned Diseases on Social Media: Q1 2022’, diabetes, dermatitis/eczema, asthma, Crohn’s disease, lupus, stroke, psoriasis, hypertension and obesity as the remaining most mentioned diseases on t social media.

GlobalData social media analyst Smitarani Tripathy said: “ADHD accounted for 53% share of the total discussions during Q1 2022. Adderall, methylphenidate, and lisdexamfetamine were some leading drugs/therapies mentioned in relation to ADHD.”

Diabetes has become the next most mentioned ailment among social media discussions, holding a 16% share of voice during the quarter.

Insulin, blood sugar level, and Covid-19 impact were some of the important topics among discussions surrounding on diabetes.

Dexcom has been found to be the most mentioned company among diabetes-related conversations, primarily driven by its monitoring devices that are used by patients suffering with diabetes.

In the social media conversations, the highest growth (80%) was seen regarding hypertension, which also saw the highest growth in contributors among the top 10 most mentioned diseases during the quarter.

Some of the trending treatments mentioned in hypertension-associated social media conversations were Adderall, lisinopril, and amlodipine.

The report also indicated the list of the most popular Twitter influencers among disease-related conversations during the quarter.

CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta has emerged as the top influencer. Gupta is followed by Eric Topol, founder of The Scripps Research, and Jonathan Reiner, director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories.

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