Literature – Guidelines to opening a Clinical Practice for Adult ADHD Diagnostic Assessment & Treatment Authored by – Professor J. J. Sandra Kooij Explanation of and tools for diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults Chapter on the frequent comorbidity in adult ADHD and on differential diagnosis Practical guidance and tips for treatment of ADHD and comorbidities, consisting of psychoeducation, medication, light therapy, individual and group coachin…
Network, Guidelines & Information We would like to wholeheartedly thank all professionals across the globe, organisations  and researchers in the field of ADHD, Brain, Mental Health, Neurodevelopmental or Neuropsychiatric conditions who support our efforts at ADHD Europe (our various initiatives, ADHD related activities, ADHD Awareness and much much more) and most importantly provide ‘educational resources’ and ‘evidenced-based information’. At ADHD Europe we…

Diva Foundation

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The Diva Foundation – For Clinicians or Professionals Diva Website ADHD Europe support and endorse the work of the  the Diva Foundation who has put a great deal of work into making a reliable tool for assessing and diagnosing ADHD for clinicians or professionals across the globe. DIVA-5 is the successor to DIVA 2.0, the structured Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD, and is based on the criteria for ADHD in DSM-5. D…
BROADCASTING ADHD EUROPE – WEBINARS – ALL ONLINE EVENTS ARE FREE TO WATCH Please feel free to share this link to your friends, family, colleagues and network or share our information on your social media networks or share direct from our channels on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin! Advice from Professionals Informative videoes for people who would like to learn more about ADHD. Psychiatrists and Psychologists giving advice to people wit…
Member Event in Colloboration with ADHD Europe ADHD Anniversary Conference – ADHD Association for 35 in Iceland 26 – 27 October 2023, Reykajavik, Iceland Online and in-Person Conference Simulataneous Translation (English to Icelandic / Icelandic to English) Price for admittance: 24.900 Member price: 19.900 Register Now On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the ADHD Association of Iceland’s founding, a two-day conference, in collaboration with ADHD …
ADHD Awareness is not just for the month of October. In Europe we are celebrating”A Good Life with ADHD” and  our counterparts in  the United States are celebrating  “Moving Forward with ADHD” Our goals To  provide reliable information and resources to help people move forward with ADHD. Although the month of October is designated as ADHD Awareness Month, learning and sharing informati…

Timespan

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Research > Timespan Management of chronic cardiometabolic disease and treatment discontinuity in adult ADHD patients The Project The Timespan project started on 1 April 2021 and shall last until 31 March 2026. During this time, ADHD Europe gave input as described below with our member organisation, ADDISS and assisted in dissemination activites by sharing information on our European communication channels and more. Funding…
Research > Candy – ADHD, Autism & Epilepsy Co-morbid analsys of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Epilepsy The Project The Candy Project started on 1 January 2020 with an end date of 31 December 2024. During this time, ADHD Europe gave input as described below with our member organisation, ADDISS to disseminate and share information on our European communication channels and more. Funding for this project was awarded vi…

New Brain Nutrition

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Research > New Brain Nutrition > Eat2BeNice Effects of Nutrition and Lifestyle on Impulsive, Compulsive & Externalizing behaviours The Project The Eat2BeNice Project started in on1 September 2017 with an end date on  28 February 2023. During this time, ADHD Europe gave input as described below with our member organisation, ADDISS and assisted in dissemination activites by sharing information on our …

R2D2-MH Project

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Research > R2D2-MH Project Risk & Resilence in Developmental Diversity and Mental Health Upcoming Meetings 20-22 November 2023, 1st Annual General Assembly, France The Project R2D2-MH Project started in late October 2022 and has and end date of August 2027. Antwerp University based in Belgium has partnered with ADHD Europe as described below with aims and involvement. The project ha…
Common Questions & Answers What are the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing at work that I have ADHD? Disclosing your ADHD may influence the judgement of your employer. But no disclosure means no adjustments and no protective rights. Read more here Should I disclose my ADHD at Work Telling the boss you have ADHD is a big decision and not to be done casually. Dr. Ari Tuckman h…
ADHD Awareness Month 2021 Internationally known ADHD Experts – Reframing ADHD Discovering New Perspectives Each question below has a short video for you to watch that has been recorded and provided by an expert in the field of ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and life with ADHD Diagnosis & Treatment Diagnostic Silos How effective is medication for treating ADHD? Which is better for treating ADHD? Medicate or not? Why is ADHD not diagnosed un…

ADHD Awareness Month 2022

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ADHD Awareness Month 2020 Common Questions & Answers We have collected some of those questions and selected internationally-respected researchers and ADHD professionals to answer them.Click on the question for a short answer and a link to a more in-depth one including a useful infographic. Questions people ask What causes ADHD? In most people having the diagnosis, ADHD is likely to be the result of their genetic make…
8 – 10 APRIL 2022 IN CYPRUS & ONLINE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This year our members joined the Board of ADHD Europe face-to-face and online during our Annual General Meeting held on 9th April 2022, in Limassol, Cyprus with our hosts ADD-ADHD CYPRUS  https://add-adhd.org.cy/ After formalities, we hosted a live mini-congress. More information https://adhdeurope.eu/events-webinars/ NEW MEMBER ORGANISATIONS A warm welcome to the two new f…
WOCHE DER SEELISCHEN GESUNDHEIT / AWARENESS MONTH 2022 Grenzen(-lose) Vielfalt Sonntag, 09.10.2022 – Sonntag, 16.10.2022 Ort: Flensburg BerlinLörrachBad Salzig & Koblenz Aachen Solingen Leiden (NL) https://adhdeurope.eu/news/power-of-adhd/ Überraschung (!?) Veranstalter: ADHS Deutschland e. V.  Plakat mit weiteren Informationen Auf ihrer Rundreise durch Deutschland (& mehr)…

8 OCTOBER 2022 (ITALIA)

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Gli aspetti dell’ADHD nel corso della vita Nel mese di ottobre di quest’anno l’Associazione Italiana Famiglie ADHD festeggia il 20° anno dalla sua nascita. Per onorare questo importante traguardo AIFA APS organizza, sabato 8 ottobre 2022, un importante convegno a Roma presso la Facoltà di Medicina dell’Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, appuntamento che contemporaneamente costituisce un contributo all’annuale mese europeo della consapevolezza dell’A…

19 TO 21 OCTOBER 2022, IRELAND

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2022.10 – 19 TO 21 OCTOBER 2022, IRELANDADHD Ireland and the ADHD Foundation / Neurodiversity Charity collaboration is back to facilitate the largest ADHD conference in Europe, taking place virtually between 19th to the 21st of October. Global leaders and experts from across the world will unite to increase understanding of and celebrate ADHD. This ground-breaking conference will lead insightful and inclusive discussions on all things ADHD to create change and…
UNDERSTANDING A SHARED EXPERIENCE It is very important to raise awareness and better understanding of ADHD. One good way to do this is to create places where we share information and support health professionals and public service who work with adhd people. Better understanding and management of adhd also improve quality of life. Together we make the change! Diagnosis & Treatment #TalkingThursdays Every year our goal is to reach…

8 OCTOBER 2022, HUNGARY (HU)

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ADHD HUNGARY PALFOLDI PUBLIC BENEFIT FOUNDATION Email: ahajdu2002@yahoo.deWebsite: www.adhd-magyarorszag.comLocation: Cegléd,  ADHD Professional Conference – October 8, 2022Location: Kossuth tér 5/a, 2700 CeglédKossuth Cultural Center 08:00–09:00 Registration09:00–09:30 Opening ceremony Chairman of the board of trustees Cseriné Demeter Bernadett gives a welcome speech. 09:30–10:00 Surprise performers10:00–10:40…
Treating ADHD requires a compressive approach, or multimodal treatment plan (NICE, 2009). ADHD is an extremely treatable and manageable condition, and with the right supports an individual can develop to their potential (Brown, 2006). Psycho-education is strongly recommended for the individual and their family. In children the strongest evidence bases is for a combination of medication, behavioural therapy, and parent management training (MTA, 1999). Treating …
WHAT IS ADHD? The term ADHD stands for ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’, however, this also encompasses ADD ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’, and the less common HKD ‘Hyperkinetic Disorder’. ADHDis a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 5% of children and adolescents and 4% of adult across ethnic, racial, gender, and socioeconomic lines in Europe and around the world (Clark, Carr-Fanning, & Norris, 2011). ADHD is a medical label given to indiv…
Octobre est le mois de sensibilisation au trouble du déficit de l’attention/hyperactivité (TDA/H).Dans ce contexte, la Rehaklinik du CHNP organise un symposium autour du sujet : TDA/H – DE L’ENFANCE À LÂGE ADULTE
ADHD-LIITTO RYVantaa, Finland, EMAIL: ADHD@ADHD-LIITTO.FI, WEBSITE: WWW.ADHD-LIITTO.FI
L’enquête d’ADHD-Europe 2020 (à laquelle ont répondu 22 organisations membres de 19 pays) reflète certains changements positifs au cours de la dernière décennie, par rapport aux enquêtes précédentes, à savoir: 1) le nombre de pays disposant de lignes directrices nationales pour le TDAH a augmenté2) davantage de marques de médicaments sont disponibles3) une plus grande sensibilisation des spécialistes au “TDAH chez les adultes” ainsi qu’à la persistance du TDAH …
Join us in Leiden, Netherlands?   When? 15 October 2022  ADHD Europe in partnership with our member organisation Impuls & Wortblind based in Netherlands have been preparing activities since 2021 to celebrate ‘the Power of ADHD’ at the European City of Science 2022 in Leiden. The programme during the event in Leiden is sure to showcase creativity, fantasy, interviews and interactive sessions with experts in the field of ADHD as ‘Science…
Date : 22 juin 2022 Lieu : IFMS de Montpellier – PUBLIC EVENT ADHD Europe represented by Dr. Myriam Bea (President) and our member organisation HyperSupers TDAH France represented by Christine Getin (President) shall be presenting ADHD Europe Access to Diagnosis/Treatment Survey across Europe and the current situation in France. This event is open to the public . Etat des lieux et initiatives pour améliorer la vie avec le TDAH » réunira pour des présentations …
INTERNATIONAL FRENCH LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM ON ADHD Date : 23/24 juin 2022 Lieu : Corum – PROFESSIONAL EVENT 2e Intervention dans l’année ! Les 23 et 24 juin 2022, j’aurai le grand plaisir d’intervenir au Colloque International de langue française sur le #TDAH à Montpellier. La thématique ? Une intervention sur le Sluggish Cognitive Tempo pour faire le point sur cette problématique. Une sensation un peu spéciale pour ce congrès, car en 2016, lors de s…
Declaration about ADHD in Girls and Women Download the Declaration The declaration for Girls & Women was first issued in October 2017 during October ADHD Awareness Month.  Due to the need for our voices still to be heard, this declaration has been relaunched in October 2022. ADHD-Europe has published a declaration to highlight the need for a better understanding of how ADHD presents in girls and women so tha…
ADHD Europe held its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 17th April 2021 as a virtual meeting for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. Despite the difficulties of a virtual event, over 45 members attended and 29 full members voted in our AGM. Whilst our focus was on the business of the AGM, we were also lucky to hear from Barbara Franke who gave a lecture to our attendees on some of her recent research. CHANGES TO THE BOARD Two Board Members chose to …
ADHD-Europe AISBL has published the results of its 2020 survey into the state of diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Europe. The survey was answered by 22 member organisations from 19 European countries and shows that there have been some positive changes in the decade since our last survey, namely: The number of countries with national guidelines for ADHD has increased.More medication brands are available across Europe.There is an increased awareness of ADHD i…

2020 ADHD EUROPE SURVEY

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ADHD-Europe AISBL has published the results of its 2020 survey into the state of diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Europe. The survey was answered by 22 member organisations from 19 European countries with thanks to Carola Stivala and members of the ADHD Europe Research Committee who gave their free time to help with this important research.  The survey shows that despite positive developments, the ideal situation, in which an individual with ADHD can …

ADHD & SLEEP SURVEY

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We’d like to say THANK YOU, on behalf of researchers from Southampton, Nottingham, Newcastle and King’s College London Universities for the help of many of our members and individuals with a recent survey conducted with ADDISS, the results of which you might find interesting! What was the survey about? We want to develop better help for children with ADHD who don’t sleep well. To guide our project, 168 of you told us about sleep problems in your childr…

WHAT CAUSES ADHD?

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ADHD is an extremely complex and multifaceted condition, with diverse aetiological pathways, manifestations, and outcomes. As with so much in the field of ADHD research an exact and universally applicable causal structure has not been identified. This discussion considers the biological basis of the condition, as well as considering gene-environment interactions, and the most comprehensive account of ADHD as a bio-psychosocial condition. BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR A…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ADHD

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INTRODUCTION Despite what certain critics claim Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not a novel phenomenon constructed during the 1980’s in the USA, rather it appears to be the result of an accumulation of research findings and clinical observations over the course of more than two centuries. During that time the condition has been known by numerous pseudonyms, influenced by zeitgeists, and strengthened by diverse inter- and intra-field debates….

ADULT ADHD

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It is important to note that the inattentive symptoms are more consistent across the lifespan, whereas, impulsivity and hyperactivity may become internalised or manifest differently in older adolescents and adults. ADHD was once considered to be a disorder of childhood, where presumably the individual’s problems dissipated upon the advent of their 18th birthday. However, impairments findings suggest that while symptoms of inattention persist with age, those as…

DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF ADHD

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INTRODUCTION There has been a great deal of debate surrounding the negative effects of labelling individuals, as ‘different’ or ‘disordered’. Indeed, if all you do is label the individual as having ADHD, then yes the process is at a minimum pointless and potentially very damaging. However, in order to find a solution to a problem, one must first know what that problem is, and even more importantly how others with similar difficulties have managed to cope with …

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND ADHD

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WHAT ARE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS? It is difficult to find an exact definition of executive function deficits. However, they are believed to underlie numerous, if not all, psychiatric disorders in young people and adults (Carr-Fanning, 2012).By their very definition they are the brains ability to regulate itself. The concept of executive function is neuropsychological in origin, moreover, by definition it refers to the brains ability to regulate itself. In order…
INTRODUCTION Comorbidity (or coexisting disorders) is the rule rather than the exception (Angold, Costello, &Erkanli, 1999; Kring et al., 2007), indeed, an individual who doesn’t have difficulties beyond the core symptoms is something of a rarity. Barkley (2010) suggested that in clinical samples between 40-90% of children with ADHD have at least one other psychiatric disorder. In addition to these issues learning difficulties and disorder, a host of secon…
INTRODUCTION There has been a veritable explosion of proposed intervention and treatments claiming successful treatment, even preposterously suggesting a ‘cure’ for ADHD. As was discussed in the series reviews of assessment and treatment options, it is a difficult and complex process attempting to evaluate the different types of supports required to and may support the type of difficulties arising from ADHD, which you are currently experiencing, in yourself, y…

2009 ADHD EUROPE SURVEY

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The 2009  Diagnosis/Treatment of AD/HD in Europe – ‘Differences, Problems & Progres’ was made possible  with contributions from 19 European countries with thanks to the Research subcommittee of ADHD Europe led by Stephanie Clark to assess the difficulties encountered in comparing AD/HD Care across Europe by conducting a survey. Contents of the 2009 survey include National  Policy  and Diagnosis  and  Treatmen…

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