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

10 August 2016

ADHD Abstracts Review – August issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Childhood maltreatment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in adults: a large twin study.

Capusan AJ, Kuja-Halkola R, Bendtsen P, Viding E, McCrory E, Marteinsdottir I, Larsson H.

Psychol Med. 2016 Jul 5:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

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Childhood Epilepsy, Febrile Seizures, and Subsequent Risk of ADHD

Elin Næs Bertelsen, Janne Tidselbak Larsen, Liselotte Petersen, Jakob Christensen, Søren Dalsgaard

Pediatrics Jul 2016, e20154654, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-4654 [Epub ahead of print]

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