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

07 June 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – June issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

​Methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents - assessment of adverse events in non-randomised studies (Review)

Storebø OJ, Pedersen N, Ramstad E, KielsholmML, Nielsen SS, Krogh HB, Moreira-Maia CR, Magnusson FL, Holmskov M, Gerner T, Skoog M, Rosendal S, Groth C, Gillies D, Buch Rasmussen K, Gauci D, Zwi M, Kirubakaran R, Håkonsen SJ, Aagaard L, Simonsen E, Gluud C

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD012069.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012069.pub2.

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​A Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Early Childhood Lead Levels and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: New Insight on Sex Differences.

Ji Y, Hong X, Wang G, Chatterjee N, Riley AW, Lee LC, Surkan PJ, Bartell TR, Zuckerman B, Wang X.

J Pediatr. 2018 May 8. pii: S0022-3476(18)30488-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.03.076.

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