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

05 April 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – April issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Cognitive-behavioural interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults.

Lopez PL, Torrente FM, Ciapponi A, Lischinsky AG, Cetkovich-Bakmas M, Rojas JI, Romano M, Manes FF.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Mar 23;3:CD010840.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010840.pub2

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International Consensus Statement on Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder Patients with Comorbid Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Crunelle CL, van den Brink W, Moggi F, Konstenius M, Franck J, Levin FR, van de Glind G, Demetrovics Z, Coetzee C, Luderer M, Schellekens A, Matthys F; ICASA consensus group.

Eur Addict Res. 2018 Mar 6;24(1):43-51.
DOI: 10.1159/000487767
Open Access: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/487767

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