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 July 2018

ADHD Abstracts Review – July issue online now:

Highlighted abstracts of the month:

​Adverse drug events related to mood and emotion in paediatric patients treated for ADHD: A meta-analysis

Pozzi M, Carnovale C, Peeters GGAM, Gentili M, Antoniazzi S, Radice S, Clementi E, Nobile M.

J Affect Disord. 2018 May 22;238:161-178.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.05.021.

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​Predicting the Adult Functional Outcomes of Boys with ADHD 33 Years Later

María A. Ramos-Olazagasti, PhD, Francisco Xavier Castellanos, MD, Salvatore Mannuzza, PhD, Rachel G. Klein, PhD

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2018
DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.04.015

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