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

08 February 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – February issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Proof-of-concept study of an at-home, engaging, digital intervention for pediatric ADHD.

Davis NO, Bower J, Kollins SH.

PLoS One. 2018 Jan 11;13(1):e0189749.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189749. eCollection 2018.

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Maternal Smoking and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Offspring: A Meta-analysis

Lan Huang, Yan Wang, Li Zhang, Zhen Zheng, Tingting Zhu, Yi Qu, Dezhi Mu

Pediatrics. January 2018, VOLUME 141 / ISSUE 1

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