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

09 February 2015

ADHD Abstracts Review – Issue February 2015 now online:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Cognitive Training for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:
Meta-Analysis of Clinical and Neuropsychological Outcomes From Randomized Controlled Trials

Samuele Cortese, M.D., Ph.D., Maite Ferrin, M.D., Ph.D., Daniel Brandeis, P et al. 
on behalf of the European ADHD Guidelines Group (EAGG)
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.010, Publication stage: In Press Accepted Manuscript

Full abstract

Persistence and remission of ADHD during adulthood: A 7-year clinical follow-up study.
Karam RG, Breda V, Picon FA, Rovaris DL, et al.
Psychol Med. 2015 Jan 23:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]
Full abstract

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Recent blog-article online:

EPA-0398 – Parent-training intervention among a group of parents of children with ADHD

L. Luccherino, F. Mancini, C. Mercurio

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:
Let us know what you think about it – we are looking forward to your perspectives:

Read the article and join the discussion now