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

09 December 2014

ADHD Abstracts Review – Issue December 2014 now online:

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Risk for Substance Use Disorders in Relatives
Charlotte Skoglund, Johan Franck, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Larsson
Biological Psychiatry, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.10.006
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Maternal smoking and offspring inattention and hyperactivity: results from a cross-national European survey
Viviane Kovess, Katherine M. Keyes, Ava Hamilton, Ondine Pez, Adina Bitfoi, Ceren Koç, Dietmar Goelitz, Rowella Kuijpers, Sigita Lesinskiene, Zlatka Mihova, Roy Otten, C. Fermanian, Daniel J. Pilowsky, Ezra Susser
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (November 2014)
DOI: 10.1007/s00787-014-0641-9

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Recent 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:

Read the article and join the discussion now