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From April 2014, the World Federation of ADHD is providing more scientific knowledge for you. 

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5th World Congress on ADHD

... from Childhood to Adult Disorder

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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 

16 April 2014

Latest release – Scientific Blog of ADHD

Duloxetine in adults with ADHD:
A randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study.

Become an active part of the WFADHD – we are looking forward to you perspectives.

From April 2014, the WFADHD provides a scientific blog. 
Prof. Margarete Weiss from Canada presents scientific abstracts on a regular basis. 

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11 April 2014

Upcoming ADHD events:
The event calendar has been updated for 2014 and 2015.
View all ADHD events here

02 April 2014

Abstracts Review – April 2014 – Issue is online now:

Highlighted articles of the month:

E. M. Derks, J. M. Vink, G. Willemsen, W. van den Brink, D. I. Boomsma
Genetic and environmental influences on the relationship between adult ADHD symptoms and self-reported problem drinking in 6024 Dutch twins
Psychological Medicine,Full abstract

Fond G, Loundou A, Guillaume S, Quantin X, Macgregor A, Lopez R, Courtet P, Bernard P, Bailly D, Abbar M, Leboyer M, Boyer L.

Smoking behavior characteristics of non-selected smokers with childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) history: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Full abstract

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