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

30 December 2016

ADHD Abstracts Review – December issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Childhood trauma exposure in substance use disorder patients with and without ADHD

Maija Konstenius, Anders Leifman, Katelijne van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen, Geurt van de Glind, Johan Franck, Franz Moggi, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Frances R Levin, Pieter Jan Carpentier, Arvid Skutle, Eli-Torild Bu, Sharlene Kaye, Zsolt Demetrovics, Csaba Barta, Marc Auriecomb, Melina Fatséas, Brian Johnson, Stephen V Faraone, Steve Allsop, Susan Carruthers, Robert A Schoevers, Sofie Verspreet, Geert Dom, Maarten W J Koeter, Wim van den Brink

Addictive Behaviors, Volume 65, February 2017, Pages 118-124 [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.10.016.

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Association of Genetic Risk Variants With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Trajectories in the General Population.

Riglin L, Collishaw S, Thapar AK, Dalsgaard S, Langley K, Smith GD, Stergiakouli E, Maughan B, O'Donovan MC, Thapar A.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 2.
doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2817. [Epub ahead of print]

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