Disruptive gene can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says new study

A recent study has found out that disruption in a gene can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and even depression.

This gene, ErbB4, helps in the communication of different regions in the brain. The disruption of this gene can cause disorders like ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

This new study is based on research done on mice. Researchers found that mice lacking ErbB4 in certain brain regions performed differently when compared to others.

ADHD is a medical condition where the individual shows lack of focus in doing one thing. This medical condition creates differences in the brain development of an individual. Children who have ADHD are often hyperactive, impulsive, and show lack of attention.

Few ways to treat ADHD are with the help of support from schools, through parental coaching and adopting behavioural therapy. If detected and treated early, children with ADHD can get back their ability to concentrate and will have self-control when they become adults.