Are ADHD medications over-prescribed to children in Quebec?

Daybreak Montreal

In an open letter, nearly fifty health care professionals, including 45 pediatricians, are issuing warnings about what they consider the over-prescribing of ADHD medication for kids. They're calling on parents, teachers and health care professionals to do some "soul searching" about their reasons for opting for the medication. The prescribing of ADHD medication in Quebec is nearly three times higher than in the rest of Canada. We speak with Dr. Gilles Julien, a pediatrician and one of the signatories of that letter.

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