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

07 August 2015

ADHD Abstracts Review – Issue August 2015 online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Examining the association between posttraumatic stress  disorder and attention - deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta - analysis.

Spencer AE, Faraone SV, Bogucki OE, Pope AL, Uchida M, Milad MR, Spencer TJ, Woodworth KY, Biederman J.
J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]
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Cognitive training for children with ADHD: a randomized controlled trial of cogmed working memory  training and ‘paying attention in class’
Marthe V. Donk; Anne-Claire Hiemstra Beernink; Ariane Tjeenk; Aryan Van Der Leij; Ramón Lindauer
Front. Psychol. (2015) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01081

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Save the Date

6th World Congress on ADHD From Child to Adult Disorder

20 – 23 April 2017 in Vancouver l Canada

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