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

06 October 2015

ADHD Abstracts Review – October issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, methylphenidate use and the risk of developing schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A nationwide population-based study in Taiwan.

Shyu YC, Yuan SS, Lee SY, Yang CJ, Yang KC, Lee TL, Wang LJ.

Schizophr Res. 2015 Sep 9. pii: S0920-9964(15)00462-4.
doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.08.033. [Epub ahead of print]

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms, sleepiness and accidental risk in 36140 regularly registered highway drivers.

Philip P, Micoulaud-Franchi JA, Lagarde E, Taillard J, Canel A, Sagaspe P, Bioulac S.

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 16;10(9):e0138004.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138004. eCollection 2015.

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