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

28 August 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – September issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Association of Risk of Suicide Attempts With Methylphenidate Treatment

Kenneth K. C. Man, MPH; David Coghill, MD; Esther W. Chan, PhD; Wallis C. Y. Lau, BSc; Chris Hollis, PhD; Elizabeth Liddle, PhD; Tobias Banaschewski, MD; Suzanne McCarthy, PhD; Antje Neubert, PhD; Kapil Sayal, PhD; Patrick Ip, MBBS; Martijn J. Schuemie, PhD; Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom, PhD; Edmund Sonuga-Barke, PhD; Jan Buitelaar, MD; Sara Carucci, MD; Alessandro Zuddas, MD; Hanna Kovshoff, PhD; Peter Garas, MD; Peter Nagy, MD; Sarah K. Inglis, PhD; Kerstin Konrad, PhD; Alexander Häge, MD; Eric Rosenthal, MD; Ian C. K. Wong, PhD

JAMA Psychiatry. 2017.
DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.2183. [Epub ahead of print]

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Neurofeedback, sham neurofeedback, and cognitive-behavioural group therapy in adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a triple-blind, randomised, controlled trial.

Schönenberg M, Wiedemann E, Schneidt A, Scheeff J, Logemann A, Keune PM, Hautzinger M.

Lancet Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 9. pii: S2215-0366(17)30291-2.
DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30291-2. [Epub ahead of print]

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Read all abstracts of the month September