ADHD medication use more frequent among school-age children A new study from the Universit – de Montr-al shows a rise in prevalence of Canadian kids diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and in the usage of medications associated with ADHD in school-age kids. The study, Prevalence of Prescribed Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medications and Diagnosis Among Canadian Preschoolers and School-Age Children: 1994-2007, was conducted by the doctoral student in sociology, Marie-Christine Brault, under the supervision of Professor -ric Lacourse of the Research Unit on Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment at the Universit – de Montr-al. It was published in the most recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Increased usage of medications In 2000, 43 percent of Canadian kids with ADHD were taking medicines, while in 2007, the quantity was 59 percent.Giannella, MD, AGAF, Gail A. Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, Lawrence S. Kim, MD, AGAF, Loren Laine, MD, AGAF, Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, AGAF, David A. Peura, MD, AGAF Distinguished Chair: John I. Allen, MD, AGAF, James W. Freston, MD, PhD, AGAF, Barry J. Marshall, MD, AGAF, Daniel K. Podolsky, MD, AGAF, Marvin H. Sleisenger, MD, AGAF, Tadataka Yamada, MD, AGAF In addition, AGA want to recognize the EXCITED: Giving Back campaign's many generous donors. Their gifts can make an immediate difference in the professions of young researchers and in the lives of countless sufferers who will benefit from their function. John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF & Carolyn Allen Anonymous Susan and Sumner Bell Athena Blackburn Boston Scientific Braintree Laboratories, Inc.