EUNETHYDIS -- searching for valid aetiological candidates of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Hyperkinetic Disorder

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2004;13 Suppl 1:I43-9. doi: 10.1007/s00787-004-1005-7.

Abstract

Background: To step up research in ADHD, exchange of ideas, working together on key theoretical models and cooperative studies are necessary.

Objective: To report about a European approach with strong links to the rest of the world.

Method: European Network on Hyperkinetic Disorders (Eunethydis) studies of Attention -- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Hyperkinetic Disorder (HKD) is briefly reviewed in the context of the international effort to discover the aetiology of the disorder.

Results: There are promising neurobiological, neurophysiological and neuropsychological candidates to explain the nature of ADHD/HKD.

Conclusion: Eunethydis has shown to be a fruitful platform for ADHD research and has good resources for its further development.

MeSH terms

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / epidemiology
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / etiology*
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / physiopathology
  • Cerebellum / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis
  • Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cognition Disorders / epidemiology
  • Europe
  • Frontal Lobe / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hyperkinesis / diagnosis
  • Hyperkinesis / etiology*
  • Hyperkinesis / physiopathology
  • International Cooperation
  • Neuropsychological Tests