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

01 Dezember 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – Dezember issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Forming first impressions of children: the role of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and emotion dysregulation

Christine A. Lee, Richard Milich, Elizabeth P. Lorch, Kate Flory, Julie Sarno Owens, Andrea E. Lamont, Steven W. Evans

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12835 [Epub ahead of print]

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Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen and Risk of ADHD

Eivind Ystrom, Kristin Gustavson, Ragnhild Eek Brandlistuen, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Per Magnus, Ezra Susser, George Davey Smith, Camilla Stoltenberg, Pål Surén, Siri E. Håberg, Mady Hornig, W. Ian Lipkin, Hedvig Nordeng, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud

Pediatrics, November 2017, VOLUME 140 / ISSUE 5
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-3840

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Read all abstracts of the month Dezember