Therapygenetics: the 5HTTLPR and response to psychological therapy
Eley, T. C., Hudson, J. L., Creswell, C., Tropeano, M., Lester, K. J., Cooper, P., Farmer, A., Lewis, C. M., Lyneham, H. J., Rapee, R. M., Uher, R., Zavos, H. M. S. and Collier, D. A. (2012) Therapygenetics: the 5HTTLPR and response to psychological therapy. Molecular Psychiatry, 17. pp. 236-237. ISSN 1476-5578
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Although pharmacogenetic research thrives,1 genetic determinants of response to purely psychotherapeutic treatments remain unexplored. In a sample of children undergoing cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for an anxiety disorder, we tested whether treatment response is associated with the serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5HTTLPR), previously shown to moderate environmental influences on depression.