Welcome to the World Federation of ADHD

In August 2008, the World Federation of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and allied disorders was founded in Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Andreas Warnke, Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the University of Würzburg, Germany, was officially nominated the first president of this non-profit organisation. Read more about the society

ADHD is a highly heritable childhood-onset psychiatric condition, which is characterized by age-inappropriate levels of the core symptoms inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The disorder affects about 5 % of the children worldwide. Recent scientific studies in ADHD reveal biological underpinnings such as multiple genetic factors, ADHD-related differences in brain structure and function, as well as changes in neurotransmitter components within the basal ganglia thalamocortical neurocircuitries. Read more about ADHD

ADHD World Federation News

01 February 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – Januar issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for College Students With ADHD.

Gu Y, Xu G, Zhu Y.

J Atten Disord. 2016 Dec 1:1087054716686183.
DOI: 10.1177/1087054716686183. [Epub ahead of print]

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Shared familial risk factors between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and overweight/obesity – a population-based familial coaggregation study in Sweden

Qi Chen, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Arvid Sjölander, Eva Serlachius, Samuele Cortese, Stephen V. Faraone, Catarina Almqvist, Henrik Larsson

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017 [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12686

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