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Scientific Blog of ADHD

From April 2014, the World Federation of ADHD is providing more scientific knowledge for you. 

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5th World Congress on ADHD

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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.

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.

ADHD World Federation – News 

14 July 2014

New issue online: Scientific blog on ADHD.

Prof. Margarete Weiss from Canada presents scientific abstracts on a regular basis. You are invited to discuss and leave your thoughts and perspectives on that topic:

Cardiovascular Safety of Stimulants in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study

Dalsgaard, Søren; Kvist, Anette Primdal; Leckman, James F.; Nielsen, Helena Skyt, and Simonsen, Marianne.

Become an active part of the WFADHD – we are looking forward to your perspectives.

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03 July 2014

Abstracts Review – Issue of July 2014 now online:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Drug treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and suicidal behaviour: Register based study.
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Multimodal MR Imaging of Brain Iron in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
A Noninvasive Biomarker That Responds to Psychostimulant Treatment?
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Read all articles of July 2014


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