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

08 January 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – January issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

Prenatal antidepressant exposure and the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Man KKC, Chan EW, Ip P, Coghill D, Simonoff E, Chan PKL, Lau WCY, Schuemie MJ, Sturkenboom MCJM, Wong ICK.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Dec 13. pii: S0149-7634(17)30567-5 [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.12.007

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Pharmacogenetics predictors of methylphenidate efficacy in childhood ADHD.

Myer NM, Boland JR, Faraone SV.

Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Dec 12 [Epub ahead of print]
DOI: 10.1038/mp.2017.234

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