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

02 May 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – April issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

​Prevalence and Correlates of Prescription Stimulant Use, Misuse, Use Disorders, and Motivations for Misuse Among Adults in the United States

Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E., Beth Han, M.D., Ph.D., Carlos Blanco, M.D., Ph.D., Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., Christopher M. Jones, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

American Journal of Psychiatry, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17091048


Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen and Risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-Regression Analysis of Cohort Studies.

Masarwa R, Levine H, Gorelik E, Reif S, Perlman A, Matok I.

Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 24.
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwy086.

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