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

23 August 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – September issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

​Association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis and a Swedish population-based study

Cortese S, Sun S, Zhang J, Sharma E, Chang Z, Kuja-Halkola R, Almqvist C, Larsson H, Faraone SV.

The Lancet Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 24. pii: S2215-0366(18)30224-4.
DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30224-4.

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​Comparative efficacy and tolerability of medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents, and adults: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Samuele Cortese, Nicoletta Adamo, Cinzia Del Giovane, Christina Mohr-Jensen, Adrian J Hayes, Sara Carucci, Lauren Z Atkinson, Luca Tessari, Tobias Banaschewski, David Coghill, Chris Hollis, Emily Simonoff, Alessandro Zuddas, Corrado Barbui, Marianna Purgato, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Farhad Shokraneh, Jun Xia, Andrea Cipriani

The Lancet Psychiatry, 2018
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30269-4

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