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

04 February 2016

ADHD Abstracts Review – February issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Annual Research Review: Transdiagnostic neuroscience of child and adolescent mental disorders – differentiating decision making in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and anxiety.

Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke, Samuele Cortese, Graeme Fairchild, et al.

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12496 [Epub ahead of print]

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The Internal, External, and Diagnostic Validity of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo: A Meta-Analysis and Critical Review.

Stephen P. Becker, PhD, Daniel R. Leopold, MA, G. Leonard Burns, et al.

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2015) DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2015.12.006 [Epub ahead of print]

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