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

02 January 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – December issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Academic Achievement in Adults with a History of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Population-Based Prospective Study.

Voigt, Robert G. MD; Katusic, Slavica K. MD; Colligan, Robert C. PhD; Killian, Jill M. BS; Weaver, Amy L. MS; Barbaresi, William J. MD

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000358

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Vitamin levels in adults with ADHD

Elisabeth Toverud Landaas, Tore Ivar Malmei Aarsland, Arve Ulvik, Anne Halmøy, Per Magne Ueland, Jan Haavik

British Journal of Psychiatry Open Dec 2016, 2 (6) 377-384 [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003491

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