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

05 October 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – October issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

The Association Between Prenatal Stress and Externalizing Symptoms in Childhood: Evidence From the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

MacKinnon N, Kingsbury M, Mahedy L, Evans J, Colman I.

Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Jul 27. pii: S0006-3223(17)31810-3.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.07.010. [Epub ahead of print]

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Practitioner review: Current best practice in the use of parent training and other behavioral interventions in the treatment of children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Daley, David and Van Der Oord, Sakia and Ferrin, Maite and Cortese, Samuele and Danckaerts, Marina and Doepfne, Manfred and Van den Hoofdakker, Barbara J. and Coghill, David and Thompson, Margaret and Asherson, Philip and Banaschewski, Tobias and Brandeis, Daniel and Buitelaar, Jan and Dittmann, Ralf W. and Hollis, Chris and Holtmann, Martin and Konofal, Eric and Lecendreux, Michel and Rothenberger, Aribert and Santosh, Paramala and Simonoff, Emily and Soutullo, Cesar and Steinhausen, Hans Christoph and Stringaris, Argyris and Taylor, Eric and Wong, Ian C.K. and Zuddas, Alessandro and Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J.S.

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
URI: eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45391

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