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

01 March 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – March issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Does the efficacy of parent–child training depend on maternal symptom improvement? Results from a randomized controlled trial on children and mothers both affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Alexander Häge; Barbara Alm; Tobias Banaschewski; Katja Becker; Michael Colla; Christine Freitag; Julia Geissler; Alexander von Gontard; Erika Graf; Barbara Haack-Dees; Susann Hänig; Klaus Hennighausen; Sarah Hohmann; Christian Jacob; Charlotte Jaite; Christine Jennen-Steinmetz; Viola Kappel; Swantje Matthies; Alexandra Philipsen; Luise Poustka; Wolfgang Retz; Michael Rösler; Katja Schneider-Momm; Esther Sobanski; Timo D. Vloet; Andreas Warnke; Thomas Jans

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2018
DOI: doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1109-0

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and Adolescents

Kemper AR, Maslow GR, Hill S, Namdari B, Allen LaPointe NM, Goode AP, Coeytaux RR, Befus D, Kosinski AS, Bowen SE, McBroom AJ, Lallinger KR, Sanders GD.

Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 203. (Prepared by the Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00004-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 18-EHC005-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2018.
Open Access: effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/opics/adhd-update/systematic-review-2018

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