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 November 2015

ADHD Abstracts Review – November issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

The effects of long-term medication on growth in children and adolescents with ADHD: An observational study of a large cohort of real-life patients

Shelagh Gwendolyn Powell; Morten Frydenberg; Per Hove Thomsen

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2015, 9:50  doi:10.1186/s13034-015-0082-3
Open Access: http://www.capmh.com/content/pdf/s13034-015-0082-3.pdf

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The opposite end of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continuum: Genetic and environmental aetiologies of extremely low ADHD traits.

Greven, C. U., Merwood, A., van der Meer, J. M. J., Haworth, C. M. A., Rommelse, N. and Buitelaar, J. K.

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  (2015) doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12475
Open Access: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcpp.12475/abstract

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Read all abstracts of the month November