The Medal of the World Federation of ADHD
The Medal of the World Federation of ADHD was awarded for the first time at the 3rd World Congress on ADHD in Berlin, Germany, in May 2011 by Congress President Prof. Dr. Warnke.
The silver medal was named after Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894), a German psychiatrist, poet and children's book author. Amongst others he wrote the famous Struwwelpeter in which ADHD-like symptoms are described. From 1851 until his retirement in 1888 he was the Director of the “Asylum for the Insane and Epileptic” in Frankfurt/ Main, the city's mental hospital. He is considered to be the first representative of child and adolescent psychiatry.