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

07 June 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – June issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Teenage Parenthood and Birth Rates for Individuals With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Nationwide Cohort Study

Søren D. Østergaard, MD, PhD, Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Trine Munk-Olsen, PhD, Thomas M. Laursen, PhD

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2017
DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2017.05.003 [Epub ahead of print]

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Children Adopted from Poland and their Atypical Association Patterns: a Bayesian Approach.

de Maat DA, Knuiman S, Rijk CHAM, Hoksbergen RAC, van Baar AL.

J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017 May 18.
doi: 10.1007/s10802-017-0307-4. [Epub ahead of print]

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