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

03 July 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – July issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Prenatal antidepressant use and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring: population based cohort study

Kenneth K C Man, Esther W Chan, Patrick Ip, David Coghill, Emily Simonoff, Phyllis K L Chan, Wallis C Y Lau, Martijn J Schuemie, Miriam C J M Sturkenboom, Ian C K Wong

BMJ 2017;357:j2350
DOI: doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2350 [Epub ahead of print]

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Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Curry AE, Metzger KB, Pfeiffer MR, Elliott MR, Winston FK, Power TJ.

JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jun 12.
DOI: doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0910. [Epub ahead of print]

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