During the year, the ADHD across the Lifespan Network organises meetings for its members (also at the annual ECNP Congress).

Database and protocols
The Network has established a collaborative database of ADHD samples for research and of common protocols for data acquisition. It is currently preparing an internet-based testing battery to homogenize and enrich existing phenotypic data of partners.

Research projects

  • TIMESPAN (Advance clinical management of adults with ADHD and co-occurring cardiometabolic disease)
    European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 965381
  • Eat2beNICE (Effects of nutrition and lifestyle on Impulsive, compulsive, and externalizing behaviours)
    European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Grant agreement no. 728018.
  • MiND (Mastering skills in the training Network for attention deficit hyperactivity and autism spectrum disorders)
    European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant agreement no. 643051.
  • Aggressotype (Aggression subtyping for improved insight and treatment innovation in psychiatric disorders)
    European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, Grant agreement no. 602805.
  • CoCA (Comorbid conditions of ADHD)
    European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement no. 667302.
  • IMpACT (International multicentre persistent ADHD collaboration)

Recommended publications

Authors  Year  Title  Journal and link to the article
SarahKittel-Schneider et al. 2021 Non-mental diseases associated with ADHD across the lifespan: Fidgety Philipp and Pippi Longstocking at risk of multimorbidity?
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Rovira et al.
2020 Shared genetic background between children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Klein et al.
2020 Genetic Markers of ADHD-Related Variations in Intracranial Volume.
The American Journal of Psychiatry
Mota et al.
2020  Cross-disorder genetic analyses implicate dopaminergic signaling as a biological link between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and obesity measures
Hoogman et al.  2019 Brain Imaging of the cortex in ADHD:
A coordinated analysis of large-scale clinical and population-based samples
American Journal of Psychiatry

Corominas et al.  2018 Identification of ADHD risk genes in extended pedigrees by combining linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing Molecular Psychiatry
Franke et al. 2018 Live fast, die young? A review on the developmental trajectories of ADHD across the lifespan European Neuropsychopharmacology 
Demontis et al. 2018 Discovery of the first genome-wide significant risk loci for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder Nature Genetics
Hoogman et al. 2017 Subcortical brain volume differences in participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults: a cross‐sectional mega‐analysis Lancet Psychiatry


Text books

Targeted Network Meetings
'Hot topics in ADHD across the life span research' (21 September 2016, after the 29th ECNP Congress, Vienna, Austria).