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

06 March 2017

ADHD Abstracts Review – March issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Change in household income and risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during childhood: A nationwide population-based cohort study.

Choi Y, Shin J, Cho KH, Park EC.

J Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;27(2):56-62.
DOI: 10.1016/j.je.2016.09.004. [Epub ahead of print]

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Short-Term Effects of Methylphenidate on Math Productivity in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are Mediated by Symptom Improvements: Evidence From a Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Kortekaas-Rijlaarsdam AF, Luman M, Sonuga-Barke E, Bet PM, Oosterlaan J.

J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000671.

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