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

05 September 2014

Abstracts Review – Issue of September 2014 now online:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Towards an Evidence-based Taxonomy of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Stephen V. Faraone, Kevin M. Antshel
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America - 11 August 2014 (10.1016/j.chc.2014.06.003)
Full Abstract

Impact of Early Life Adversity on Reward Processing in Young Adults: EEG-fMRI Results from a Prospective Study over 25 Years.
Boecker R, Holz NE, Buchmann AF, Blomeyer D, Plichta MM, Wolf I, Baumeister S, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Banaschewski T, Brandeis D, Laucht M.
PLoS One. 2014 Aug 13;9(8):e104185. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104185. eCollection 2014.
Full abstract

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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:

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