In the light of public insistence, FEAADAH took the step in 2012 to formally request from the World Health Organization (WHO) the declaration of an annual ADHD World Awareness Day.

To achieve this, we initiated our official petition with campaigns for support from professionals and institutions whose signatures declare their ongoing support for the application made to the World Health Organization to be granted.

FEAADAH urges all those who feel so committed, especially those working in education, health, and social and legislative areas to express their support for the application for an AHDH World Awareness Day by signing the ADHD Manifesto Europe.


On the occasion of the celebration of the Second European Awareness Week for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in 2012 the FEAADAH began to disseminate the following statement adopted by ADHD-Europe, the organization which integrates aid associations Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from nineteen European countries and of which FEEAADAH is a founding member.

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Declaration by the World Day of ADHD

As Dr Russell Barkley states in his application to the World Health Organization, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious psychiatric pathology that affects between 5 and 7% of children and 4 and 5% of adults around the world. The disorder has been well known and has been the subject of scientific study for more than a century.

It should be underlined that ADHD is one of the mental health disorders that has the most debilitating effects in key areas of the lives of sufferers. In infancy and adolescence it seriously disrupts educational performance, often causing academic failure. It also disrupts the functioning of the family, relationships with colleagues, community activities, not to mention the effect on the person?s health. In adulthood, it has been shown to negatively affect areas like risky sexual behavior, teenage pregnancy, accidents, imprudent driving, money mismanagement and, of course, in the field of work. It also has a significant impact on marriages and in bringing up children.

There is scientific evidence to show that ADHD is in the main caused by genetic factors, although it may also arise from prenatal lesions to the development of the brain and occasional to postnatal brain lesions. Environmental factors do not appear to play any important role in the ADHD initial etiology, although they do have a marled effect on is evolution, which is conditioned by high comorbidity with other mental and learning disorders, by the high degree of deterioration in key areas of the lives of sufferers and by accessibility to resources for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Of not too is that ADHD is one of the psychiatric pathologies that most lends itself to therapeutic treatment, with between 75 and 90% of sufferers responding positively to the treatments available, which include medication. Greater improvement can be achieved in the most important areas of their lives than for any other psychiatric condition.

Society needs to be aware that the serious difficulties and the disabling effects that people with ADHD have to confront are not due to the inexistence of effective treatments but to an insufficient awareness of this disorder, to the limitations and restrictions on access to specialist doctors and experts and to the variable availability of diagnosis and treatment services.

It is for all the above reasons that the Spanish Federation of Associations devoted to Helping Attention Deficiency and Hyperactivity (FEEAADAH), registered in Section 2 of the Spanish National Register of Associations, under number F-2296, and which groups together associations of ADHD sufferers and their families from all the Autonomous Regions of Spain, has decided to apply to the World Health Organization for the declaration of an annual AHDH World Awareness Day. Te FEEAADAH is therefore undertaking a campaign to gather support from individuals and institutions to sign the petition to the WHO for the said declaration.

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Here, we provide the necessary documentation for local campaigns support collection. It is not necessary to include the contributing associations logo next to the FEAADAH, the important thing is to maintain the full text and that the signatories data are clear.

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Here is a sample of entities officially signed up to our request, ordered by country and alphabetically.


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Date: March 16, 2013. Place: Barberà del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain)Collection of signatures in Barberà del Vallè

DHD Vallès in collaboration with BARICENTRO installed next Saturday March 16 a table to collect signatures for a Global Day of ADHD.

Date: March 24, 2013. Place: Valencia Valencia and Body Combat for the World Day of ADHD

We begin with a children's show among other surprises. We continue with a Master Class in Body Combat and Sh'bam. A fun day, with Les Mills instructors from all over Spain. All together for the same cause! Let the whole world know that "ADHD IS THERE"

Fecha del evento: 27/03/2013 Date: March 27, 2013. 10:00 h. ADHD...¿AND NOW WHAT?
Lima (Perú)
onversation aimed at parents of children diagnosed with ADHD and the general public.
Speaker: Dr. Rolando Pomalima R.

h3> Date: March 30, 2013 small>Place: Zaragoza (Spain) For a World Day ADHD
Teresa Ibanez, Luca Valentino mother with ADHD, has driven this petition table (and informative) to get the WHO declared a World Day for ADHD.

Actors and journalists "On the Day of ADHD"

A dozen Spanish personalities show their support. Soler Josema Marian Climent and C. Valencia are the signatories of the video visible testimonies collected

Date: March 30, 2013 Place: Tarragona (Spain) Search support professionals

The prestigious psychiatrists Bielsa Josep Tomas and Anna have supported the establishment by signing a Day for ADHD visible. An initiative of our colleague Maria Jesus Ortiz Tapia.

Date: April 17, 2013 Place: Facebook CADAH Foundation collects signatures on Facebook

From 17 April to 10 May, CADAH Foundation is committed to collecting and sending the signature sheets in support of a World Day for ADHD that may be made to.

Date: May 3, 2013 Place: Murcia (Spain) ADAHI at SOS Market

In the most massive music festival in the region of Murcia and accompanied by other ONG's, we will settle for the Friday 4th and Saturday 5th in the SOS report Market for ADHD and get accessions to our World Day campaign at WHO.

Date: September 2013 Place: Puente Genil (Córdoba, Spain) Signatures collecting at the European Week

Date: September 9, 2013 Place: Logroño (Spain) Schedule of the VI European Week of sensitization on ADHD

Date: September 27, 2013 Place: Málaga (Spain) Open doors working day

Date: October 1, 2013 Place: Santander (Spain) Signatures collecting at the Town Hall Square in Santander

Place: Ciudad Real (Spain) Chambao (Spanish music group) supports World Day of ADHD

Place: Milán (Italy) 4th World Congress on ADHD

FEAADAH presents the initiative for a World Day of ADHD at WHO and collects very important support.

Date: November 3, 2013 Place: Murcia (Spain) Running for ADHD!

Fulgencio Madrid, president of ADA ± HI Murcia and president of the FEAADAH ran last Sunday, November 3, 2013, the first edition of Marathon de Murcia (42 km and 195 meters), accompanied by Herminia Pascual.

Date:: January 13, 2014 Place: Barcelona (Spain) Come to Baseball

The meeting will be held in a fun and friendly atmosphere where all participants, children, youth and adults will have the opportunity to approach the baseball through various activities Baseball Barcelona prepare for all friends of ADHD Catalunya.

Place: Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal. Madrid (Spain) VIII Multidisciplinary International Congress on ADHD and Behavior Disorders

María Elena Podio, great activist of World ADHD, moved from Valencia to Madrid to collect signatures of those attending the event organized by the Foundation CONFIAS.

Place: Ayuntamiento de Puente Genil (Spain) Motion in Puente Genil

The city of Puente Genil approved lend support to the campaign launched by the Federation Assistance Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and ask WHO to declare the World Awareness Day Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity campaign.

Date: 02/21/2014 Place: Murcia (Spain) I support Charity Dinner in ADHD

Organized by ADA ± HI, Association Aid Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, held in Murcia on Friday, February 21 2014 was a fun dinner with moments of reflection for ADHD and participation in accessions by signatures for the "Global Awareness Day on ADHD." See photos


Mrs. Isabel Rubió Badía is responsible of global campaing. Everybdoy must provide her the letters signed by entities, professionals and people, signatures directly collected or in local campaigns. All models are in Campaigns section and in Local Events we provide a form in order to show the local campaigns organized.

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