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ADHD Working Group Leadership


Tetyana Zayats, PhD

Data Intake Officer

Marieke Klein, PhD

Outreach Committee Liason

joanna martin

Joanna Martin, PhD

Data Access Committee Representative

Work with us!

If you have questions regarding the PGC ADHD workgroup or projects that are currently being conducted, please contact the workgroup chairs.

For any questions or ideas related to research dissemination (e.g., via this webpage, social media, blogs, press outlets), please contact the workgroup outreach liaison.

If you have questions about how to access summary statistics or genotype-level data, or are interested to submit a secondary analysis proposal, please contact the workgroup data access committee representative.

About Us

Our History

The ADHD workgroup was formed in 1998 with funding from a conference grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. We have been part of the PGC since its inception. During that time, our membership has grown to include 106 investigators from 29 institutions and 14 countries. Our group focuses on the study of ADHD and associated features in children and adults.

Our Motivation

  1. Increase the number of ADHD samples with genome-wide association data to 100,000
  2. Expand the diversity of ancestral populations in our samples
  3. Extend our work into exome/genome sequencing


Past and ongoing work of the ADHD group is at:

Get Involved!

Our interdisciplinary membership includes graduate and postdoctoral trainees in psychiatric genetics as well as distinguished faculty in psychology, psychiatry, biostatistics, bioinformatics and genetics. Working together we have documented the existence of a polygenic background that mediates the risk for ADHD (please see Select Publications section below).

Please contact Ben Neale or Barbara Franke for additional information on the PGC ADHD workgroup.

If you are a member of the ADHD workgroup and have questions about a specific analysis or if you are interested in joining an ongoing project, please contact the investigator leading that project.

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Rovira P, Demontis D, Sánchez-Mora C, Zayats T, ...ADHD Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium; ...Franke B, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Soler Artigas M, Ribasés M. (2020). Shared genetic background between children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 Apr 12.


Demontis D., Walters, RK., Martin J., Mattheisen M., Als, TD.,  Esben Agerbo,… Benjamin M. Neale. (2019). Discovery Of The First Genome-Wide Significant Risk Loci For ADHDNature Genetics.


Martin J, Walters RK, Demontis D, Mattheisen M, Lee SH, Robinson E,... Neale BM. (2018). A Genetic Investigation of Sex Bias in the Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 83(12), 1044-1053.


Full List of Publications Here