Study: Gene linked to stimulant drug response plays a role in ADHD

02/16/2010 | WebMD

A mutation in the latrophilin 3 gene, which is tied to response to stimulant drugs, appears to play a role in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in various patient populations, NIH researchers found. "This opens a window for the evaluation of molecular substrates of ADHD and development of new drugs targeting new genes and brain pathways involved in ADHD," they wrote in the scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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