The current status of research into attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: proceedings of the 2nd international congress on ADHD: from childhood to adult disease

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12402-009-0016-0

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Thome, J. & Reddy, D.P. ADHD Atten Def Hyp Disord (2009) 1: 165. doi:10.1007/s12402-009-0016-0


Despite being a devastating psychiatric condition with high prevalence, ADHD has traditionally been widely under-researched, specifically in adult patients. Therefore, the recent surge in scientific projects focusing on ADHD is impressive. By reviewing selected research findings presented at the 2nd International Congress on ADHD, this paper gives an overview about current state-of-the art research in such different areas as diagnosis, classification, epidemiology, differential diagnosis and comorbidity, neurobiology (including molecular genetics, proteomics, neuroimaging and electrophysiology), environmental factors, modelling of ADHD, treatment (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), as well as forensic and social aspects.


ADHD Pharmacotherapy Psychotherapy Biological psychiatry Genetics Proteomics 

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Institute of Life Science, The School of MedicineSwansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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