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.

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.

ADHD World Federation News

07 October 2014

Abstracts Review – Issue of October 2014 now online:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Lag in maturation of the brain's intrinsic functional architecture in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Sripada CS, Kessler D, Angstadt M.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep 15. pii: 201407787. [Epub ahead of print]


Childhood ADHD and Risk for Substance Dependence in Adulthood: A Longitudinal, Population-Based Study.

Levy S, Katusic SK, Colligan RC, Weaver AL, Killian JM, Voigt RG, Barbaresi WJ.
PLoS One. 2014 Aug 27;9(8):e105640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105640. eCollection 2014.

Read all articles of October 2014


20 August 2014

New blog-article online:

EPA-0398 – Parent-training intervention among a group of parents of children with ADHD

L. Luccherino, F. Mancini, C. Mercurio

Prof. Margarete Weiss from Canada presents scientific abstracts on a regular basis. You are invited to discuss and leave your thoughts and perspectives on that topic:
Let us know what you think about it – we are looking forward to your perspectives:

Read the article and join the discussion now