An NIMH-funded study (appearing in January issue of Biological Psychiatry) reports variations on the same gene, RGS4, have highly predictive values for response to antipsychotic medication, and that they are associated with ethnic differences. Groups were categorized by those with African, European, or “other” backgrounds, and some medication worked well with one group and not at all with another. The sample (n=678) was exposed to five different medications.

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