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

11 May 2015

General Assembly at ADHD 2015 in Glasgow

Kindly be informed about the upcoming General Assembly for all WFADHD Members

28 May 2015 l 13:30 –14:30 l Hall Boisdale 2

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08 May 2015

ADHD Abstracts Review – Issue May 2015 online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Traffic and criminal behavior of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity with a prospective follow-up from birth to the age of 40 years.
Koisaari T, Michelsson K, Holopainen JM, Maksimainen R, Päivänsalo J,
Rantala K, Tervo T.
Traffic Inj Prev. 2015 Apr 2:0. [Epub ahead of print]
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Vitamin D in pregnancy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-like symptoms in childhood.
Morales E, Julvez J, Torrent M, Ballester F, Rodríguez-Bernal CL, Andiarena A, Vegas O, Castilla AM, Rodriguez-Dehli C, Tardón A, Sunyer J.
Epidemiology. 2015 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]
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