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

27 June 2016

ADHD Abstracts Review – June issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

A meta-analysis and systematic review of the risks associated with childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on long-term outcome of arrests, convictions, and incarcerations.

Christina Mohr-Jensen, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen

Clinical Psychology Review (May 2016)

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2016.05.002. [Epub ahead of print]

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Cardiovascular safety of methylphenidate among children and young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): nationwide self controlled case series study.

Ju-Young Shin, Elizabeth E Roug, Byung-Joo Park, Nicole L Pratt

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2550 [Epub ahead of print]

Open Access: www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2550 [Epub ahead of print]

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