useful links

This page provides links to International and European societies and associations that may be useful for finding additional information and training in the field of ADHD and other related areas such as neuropharmacology, neuropsychiatry, paediatrics, psychiatry and psychology.



ADHD-Europe aims to increase ADHD awareness and information on a European level, promoting evidence-based treatment and supporting the efforts of its members throughout Europe to combat ignorance, stigma and intolerance regarding ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
A platform that brings together adults with ADHD and the professionals that assist them. It provides information resources and networking opportunities to help improve the lives of adults with ADHD.

European Network Adult ADHD
The European Network Adult ADHD provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals interested in ADHD to exchange experiences, problems and information. In the future, the European Network could also serve as a starting point for research.

UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN)
UKAAN provides support, education, research and training for mental health professionals working with adults with ADHD.

World Federation of ADHD
An international association of clinicians, scientists and healthcare professionals interested in ADHD and all psychiatric syndromes that ADHD is a feature of.

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Medical and healthcare

European Medical Association (EMA)
The EMA’s objective is to improve the quality of healthcare and medical working conditions in Europe by providing members with information on the latest developments, thus improving transparency and influencing health policies in line with practising doctors’ priorities.

European Union of Medical Specialists (includes European Academy of Paediatrics) (UEMS)
A non-government organisation that represents medical specialists in the European Union and associated countries. The main objectives are to promote high levels of training for medical specialists, promote free movement of specialist doctors and defend the professional interests of medical professionals in the EU.

Saxon State Medical Association
The Saxon State Medical Association is a public association specifically for doctors. It works to protect the professional interests of physicians and promote high levels of training for clinicians.

Swedish Medical Association (SMA)
A doctors’ union and professional organisation that works with union issues such as wages and terms of employment, and professional issues such as education, research, health policy and leadership. It also provides personal advice on issues such as pay and conditions of employment, filing cases, employment law and healthcare law.

Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS)
The SLS’s main goal is to promote better healthcare for current and future patients. The SLS seeks to promote and challenge the development of care and supports high quality medical research by providing research grants, fellowships and travel grants.

World Health Organization (WHO)
As the coordinating authority for health within the United Nations, WHO is responsible for advising on global health matters and for monitoring and assessing health trends.

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Association of Neuropsychopharmacology and Pharmacopsychiatry (AGNP)
As the only German-speaking society for neuro-psychopharmacological research, the AGNP meets with other healthcare professionals to discuss recent scientific research and develop appropriate treatment guidelines.

British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP)
The general intention of the BAP is to bring together those from clinical and experimental disciplines as well as psychopharmacology experts working in the pharmaceutical industry. The association arranges scientific meetings, fosters research and teaching, encourages research publications and provides the public with guidance and information on matters relevant to psychopharmacology.

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
The ECNP is a society committed to ensuring that advances in the understanding of brain function and human behaviour are translated into better treatments and enhanced public health.

Italian Society of Neuropsychopharmacology (SINPF)
The SINPF is an interdisciplinary scientific society that provides training, information and updates on the following topics: experimental neurobiology, clinical neurobiology, pharmacology, the neurobiological basis of etiopathogenesis and treatment of mental and neurological disorders.

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Association of Psychiatrists of the Spanish Association of Neuropsychiatry (AEN)
A multi-professional association that aims to improve prevention, treatment, care, rehabilitation, integration and rights of people with mental health disorders and their families. It provides a meeting place for professionals, institutions and civil associations.

British NeuroPsychiatry Association (BNPA)
The BNPA is the leading academic and professional body for medical practitioners and professionals allied to medicine in the UK, working in clinical and cognitive neurosciences and psychiatry. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary discussion of clinical and academic issues within psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychiatry.

German Society of Neurology (DGN)
A medical society that promotes science and research in neurology. It also provides teaching, training and education for professionals who would like to expand their knowledge in neurology.

University of Cagliari, Centre for Pharmacological therapies in Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Cagliari is a leading Italian institution for basic and clinical psychopharmacology research.

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British Paediatric Mental Health Group (BPMHG)
An association that promotes the importance of mental health issues in paediatric practice, the importance of paediatricians in the delivery of child mental health services and the development of training opportunities for paediatricians in mental health.

European Paediatric Association (EPA/UNEPSA)
A European association for practising paediatricians that aims to promote child health and comprehensive paediatric care.

German Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ)
The DGJK promotes the scientific and professional requirements of child and adolescent medicine, as well as ensuring that medical care for children and adolescents always remains at the highest standard possible. It also supports training for child and youth physicians as well as paediatric research.

Italian Society of Paediatrics (SIP)
The SIP provides continuing education for paediatricians, paediatric information and advice for healthcare professionals, associations and families.

Professional Association of Child and Adolescent Physicians (BVKJ)
An association consisting of professional physicians in Germany trained to advise on the prevention of child and adolescent health problems as well as healthy child development. It also provides information on the latest scientific developments.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
A college that aims to transform child health through knowledge, innovation and expertise. Its responsibilities include issuing guidelines on paediatrics, conducting paediatric research and setting syllabuses for postgraduate paediatric training.

Scottish Paediatric Society (SPS)
As the first professional organisation for paediatricians in the British Isles, the SPS provided a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about the health and welfare of children.

Spanish Association of Paediatrics (AEP)
An association for practising paediatricians and healthcare professionals working within the child and adolescence sector. It aims to promote child health and paediatric care by providing information on protocols for topics such as endocrinology and infection, as well as providing access to several journals.

Spanish Society of Paediatric Outpatient and Primary Care (SEPEAP)
An association that promotes child health and paediatric care by providing updated news on paediatric research and training courses for child and adolescent physicians.

Spanish Association of Primary Care Paediatrics (AEPap)
The AEPap’s priority is to motivate and energise paediatricians by improving the quality of their working activities and conditions. It also aims to enhance professional standing by providing a high level of training and assistance to enable them to provide the highest quality of care to children and adolescents.

Swedish Paediatric Society (BLF)
The BLF works to promote paediatric development in Sweden and the highest quality of healthcare for children and adolescents. It also publishes a magazine “paediatrician” approximately six times per year, which provides information on upcoming courses, abstracts from the BLF meetings and information about the association.

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European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
The EPA strives to improve psychiatry and mental healthcare in Europe by promoting European psychiatry in the fields of research, treatment and teaching. It also acts as a privileged mediator between practitioners, official councils and public authorities on matters relating to mental health policies.

European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP)
ESCAP is an organisation which promotes knowledge and skills in child psychiatry. It also enables healthcare professionals to keep updated with recent research results by publishing reports and arranging scientific congresses and meetings.

German Society of Biological Psychiatry (DGBP)
A society that works to promote young scientists in the field of biological psychiatry by providing a platform for young researchers and experienced psychiatrists to exchange information.

German Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (DGKJP)
A society that provides information for child and adolescent psychiatrists about current  guidelines and opinions on diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence.

German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN)
The DGPPN is committed to the prevention of mental disorders, preserving and promoting psychiatry and psychotherapy training, and providing support for patients and their relatives.

International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
A non-governmental organisation that advocates for the promotion of mental health and development of children and adolescents through policy, practice and research.

International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA)
The INA promotes neuropsychiatry worldwide by increasing the understanding of brain function and human behaviour. It provides a forum for healthcare professionals interested in neuropsychiatry to communicate and exchange ideas.

International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP)
A non-profit organisation comprising mental health professionals who provide a forum for intellectual exchange among professionals concerned with disturbed adolescents.

Italian Psychiatric Association (SIP)
The SIP aims to promote and provide activities for the benefit and protection of mental health, and further aims to encourage the development and diffusion of knowledge about mental disorders and their treatment.

Professional Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy in Germany (BJKPP)
A non-profit organisation that promotes the collaboration of senior doctors in the field of clinical diagnosis of psychiatric treatment in children and adolescents. It also supports preventative and aftercare measures to ensure that patients have a high quality of life.

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP)
The RCP is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom. The aims are to set standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare, and to lead, represent and support psychiatrists.

Spanish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AEPNYA)
The AEPNYA is a non-profit scientific society that aims to maintain good relations between professionals working in child and adolescent psychiatry, to ensure greater moral and scientific prestige of the specialty and encourage all scientific events related to child and adolescent psychiatry.

Spanish Foundation of Psychiatry and Mental Health (FEPSM)
This is a non-profit foundation whose purposes are intended to contribute to the knowledge, development and improvement of psychiatry and mental health, as well as their related disciplines through meetings, publications, scientific events, research development and any other cultural and scientific activities.

Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (SEPB)
The SEPB’s primary purpose is to promote the study of human behaviour through biological psychiatry. The SEPB encourages the establishment of units or teaching and research programmes dedicated to strengthening research in Spain, and the promotion of research, teaching and dissemination of the work of its members.

Spanish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (SEPYPNA)
A scientific association comprising professionals working in psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy of children and adolescents. Its main objectives are: development of psychiatry, psychology and mental health of children and adolescents; enhancing psychoanalytic psychotherapy in theoretical, clinical and healthcare settings; encouraging its members to exchange knowledge and experiences with other stakeholders on child and adolescent problems.

Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP)
The SEP’s objectives are to promote the study and development of psychiatry and all related areas, promote information and general practitioner psychiatric training, and participate in organising and promoting meetings for scholars interested in psychiatric issues.

Swedish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SFBUP)
An association that aims to provide information on child and adolescent psychiatry and unite professionals in Sweden that are currently working or are interested in this field and other related topics.

Swedish Psychiatric Association (SPF)
A society that encourages psychiatric training and education. Its objective is to create a common platform for professionals in the field of psychiatry to share ideas and experiences.

World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP)
A non-profit international organisation that encourages scientific research, education and good quality training in the field of biological psychiatry. The WFSBP represents over 4,500 professionals worldwide.

World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
As an association of national psychiatric societies, WPA’s main aim is to promote the advancement of psychiatry and mental health worldwide.

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British Psychological Society (BPS)
The BPS and its members develop, promote and apply psychology for the public good. It enhances the efficiency and usefulness of psychologists by setting high standards for professional education and knowledge. It covers all areas of psychological research and practice.

European Federation of Psychologist’s Associations (EFPA)
The EFPA is the leading federation of National Psychology Associations. It provides a forum to facilitate discussion of practice and research in psychology and strives to promote and improve psychology as a profession. The EFPA represents approximately 300,000 psychologists.

European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
A professional organisation aimed at promoting research in health psychology within Europe. It is also a platform for different associations to exchange information related to health psychology.

Italian Psychological Society (SIPs)
The SIPs organises meetings and conferences for psychologists and promotes collaboration between Italian scientific societies. SIPs also produces a quarterly newsletter with society updates, information on national and international conferences, and reviews of scientific articles.

Swedish Psychological Association
A trade union association for psychologists and students studying psychology. The union supports and monitors members’ professional interests, to stimulate development and provide relevant information in the field.

United Association of Italian Psychologists (AUPI)
The AUPI promotes and organises professional development activities such as conferences and seminars, and provides other activities intended to promote the exchange of scientific information.

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