Welcome to ADHDrug !
Our study provides insights into understanding psychotropic drug effects at the single-cell level in the brain. The stimulant methylphenidate (MPH) and the non-stimulant atomoxetine (ATX) are frequently used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the function of these drugs in different types of brain cells and their effect on related genes remain largely unknown.

We highlight a novel approach to rapidly and cost-effectively explore the drug basis of psychiatric disorders using Drosophila models, which provides a comprehensive resource for gene function in the Drosophila brain and future drug research in psychiatric disorders.

Here, we built the website for visualization, which enable users to view single-cell RNA-seq data, query specific gene expression in various cell types and search drug information.

Recent News

  • We built ADHDdrug that enable users to view scRNA-seq data and query specific gene expression in various cell types.
    • Two drugs of the scRNA-seq data have been added in the datasets.
    • The latest version was released on Nov 17th, 2023.
    • The first version was released on Jan 12th, 2023.
  • We have developed EasyFlyTracker.It is an easy-to-use Python 3-based package that can track and analyze Drosophila sleep and locomotor activity based on video shooting.
    • The latest version package and website were updated on April 20th, 2023.
    • The first version package was released on Aug 1st, 2021.


  • The icon of the fruit fly on the top left is of our own design.
  • The picture on the right of the home page: Some elements were generated according to our keywords through the AI drawing function of Wenxin Yige online website (https://yige.baidu.com/) , and were modified on this basis. If you want to use them, please cite us appropriately.
  • It has been accepted on Molecular Psychiatry.
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