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
08 September 2016
ADHD Abstracts Review – September issue online now:
Highlighted abstracts of the month:
Long-Term Outcomes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Holly E. Erskine, PhD, Rosana E. Norman, PhD, Alize J. Ferrari, PhD, Gary C.K. Chan, PhD, William E. Copeland, PhD, Harvey A. Whiteford, PhD, James G. Scott, PhD
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry [Epub ahead of print]
ADHD and Sleep Quality: Longitudinal Analyses From Childhood to Early Adulthood in a Twin Cohort.
Gregory AM, Agnew-Blais JC, Matthews T, Moffitt TE, Arseneault L.
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016 Aug 2:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]