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The project

The project

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ADxS, the name of this project, is a term of art and stands for ADHD as a totality of all subtypes (ADHD-HI, ADHD-C, ADHD-I). The term ADHD was first used by Heinemann and Hopf 1. We use it to distinguish linguistically from the predominantly hyperactive subtype.

ADxS is a web project originally created in German that has grown to the point where it made sense to offer this in English as well. As a non-profit organization, we do not have the many tens of thousands of dollars that a professional translation would have cost (and would continue to cost due to ongoing further editing). We have therefore decided to have translated by Deepl pro. The alternative would be that there is no English edition.
Although we hope that the translation will be understandable and scientifically accurate enough for the readers, we cannot exclude translation errors.
We would be very grateful if anyone who finds such errors sends us a note for improvement to Thank you for your support on behalf of all concerned!

The English edition appeared for the first time on 2022-08-08.
There are still some adjustments to be made, for which we ask your indulgence. Some offers like the screening self-tests are still waiting for translation. We are trying to offer them in English soon. Since there is an excellent English-language forum on ADHD with Reddit, we will not offer a forum in English. A collection of addresses of doctors and therapists specialized in ADHD for the English-speaking world and a literature list on the subject of ADHD in English will still have to be built up.

Almost all links in refer to primary literature in English. Nevertheless, contains some links to German-language sites. For the interested English-speaking reader, we recommend Deepl, which allows free translations of text sections. aims to provide a systematic presentation of the medical and neurobiological contexts relevant for the understanding of ADHD. To our knowledge, the complexes “ADHD and stress” and “ADHD and the immune system” are presented in depth for the first time in German by also tries to integrate new research approaches, whereby the advantage of topicality is naturally accompanied by a greater uncertainty with regard to the resilience of the results.

A summary of the content of the entire project can be found at Abstract of

The Table of Contents Lists all pages (sitemap) and corresponds to the menu structure.

Naturally, not all presentations are equally interesting for all readers.
As the work is constantly changing, the project also contains quite a bit of detailed information that has not yet led to a conclusion. As is usual in scientific evaluation work, the conclusions do not take shape until some time after the details have been processed.

Given the scope of the project and the complexity of the subject, it is likely that, despite all the effort, some misunderstandings and errors slipped through the net.
Constructive references to scientific evidence to correct any misconceptions and to improve and supplement this side’s explanations and their accuracy are always welcome. is supported by the non-profit association ADxS e.V. since 01.06.2021

The concept of is a completely non-commercial project.

The declared goal is a professional discussion of ADHD from a scientific point of view, whereby all topics should also remain readable for those with a professional interest. Therefore, technical terms are replaced by colloquial terms or explained by means of mouseover texts. Introductory texts should also remain understandable for beginners.

Our own opinion and our hypotheses are always marked as such.

All facts are usually linked with directly verifiable sources. In the age of fake news, verifiability of facts is of particular importance.

For many topics there are (mostly indented) in-depth explanations up to (often as fold-out texts) scientific data, facts and explanations. Occasionally, there are links to quite general sources that explain the background in a generally understandable way for those affected or for non-specialists.

The aim is to enable, for example, affected persons and physicians to exchange information about certain aspects on the basis of a jointly accessible source.

The goals of

The aim is

  • An expansion of the scientific / technical advisory board
  • An opening for technical contributions from other authors
  • An openness to representations of dissenting opinions by expert authors, identified as such and justified
  • An inclusion of a large number of perceptual reports from affected persons. explicitly does not want to follow the concept that a contribution/chapter has to come from a single author or a closed group of authors. We believe that it promotes discussion and knowledge discovery when discussion contributions, additions (even just a few sentences), or even longer texts within a contribution are inserted by other authors (with attribution). is looking forward to

  • Professional presentations and contributions to discussions by scientists, physicians and therapists
  • Case studies from the perspective of affected persons
  • Notes, suggestions for improvement and additions
  • Other opinions with a professional justification

Scientific / technical advisory board

The scientific / professional advisory board of the project serves to avoid errors in the professional presentation and to ensure the scientific / professional level.

Scientific / technical advisory board are:

  • AnnChristin Roeber, MD for the “Nutrition” area
  • Kirsten Brennecke, Dipl. Psych., Psychological Psychotherapist

The project would be happy to welcome more experts to the advisory board.

Publication status

It is intended to make the texts of this project citable at regular intervals through fixed print runs.

Because open-access publication on the Internet is not otherwise possible, this work will not be published by a trade publisher. In order to remain citable, a printed edition will appear from time to time.

The 1st edition of this project is published in print in April 2019 under ISBN 978-939384-99-1 by Verlag MuR The ADHD Compendium - ADHD as a stress regulation disorder. In the automotive industry, there is pre-production or zero production. From this side’s point of view, this would be the correct name for the state of in the form of the 1st edition (April 2019).

ADXS e.V. (non-profit association)
Ulrich Brennecke (Executive Board)