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

ADHD World Federation News

03 May 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – May issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Associations of Maternal Antidepressant Use During the First Trimester of Pregnancy With Preterm Birth, Small for Gestational Age, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Offspring.

Sujan AC, Rickert ME, Öberg AS, Quinn PD, Hernández-Díaz S, Almqvist C, Lichtenstein P, Larsson H, D'Onofrio BM.

JAMA. 2017 Apr 18;317(15):1553-1562.
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.3413. [Epub ahead of print]

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The World Health Organization Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5

Berk Ustun, MS; Lenard A. Adler, MD; Cynthia Rudin, PhD; Stephen V. Faraone, PhD; Thomas J. Spencer, MD; Patricia Berglund, MBA; Michael J. Gruber, MS; Ronald C. Kessler, PhD

JAMA Psychiatry. April, 2017.
DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0298

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