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

20 August 2014

New blog-article online:

EPA-0398 – Parent-training intervention among a group of parents of children with ADHD

L. Luccherino, F. Mancini, C. Mercurio

Prof. Margarete Weiss from Canada presents scientific abstracts on a regular basis. You are invited to discuss and leave your thoughts and perspectives on that topic:
Let us know what you think about it – we are looking forward to your perspectives:

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08 August 2014

Abstracts Review – Issue of August 2014 now online:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

ADHD as risk factor for early onset and heightened adult problem severity of illicit substance use: An accelerated Gateway Model
Eugene M. Dunne, Lauren E. Hearn, Jonathan Rose, William W. Latimer
Full Abstract

Parental smoking during pregnancy and ADHD in children: The Danish national birth cohort.
Zhu JL, Olsen J, Liew Z, Li J, Niclasen J, Obel C.
Full abstract

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