Affiliation: Harvard University
- Lifetime prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in twin pairs discordant for schizophreniaM J Lyons
Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
Twin Res 3:28-32. 2000....
- A twin study of the neuropsychological consequences of stimulant abuseRosemary Toomey
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, 02129, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:303-10. 2003..Previous studies document neuropsychological deficits associated with stimulant abuse, but findings are inconsistent...
- Mental health of US Gulf War veterans 10 years after the warRosemary Toomey
Toomey, Psychology Department, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Br J Psychiatry 190:385-93. 2007..Gulf War veterans reported multiple psychological symptoms immediately after the war; the temporal course of these symptoms remains unclear...
- Invited commentary: how healthy is the "healthy warrior"?Rosemary Toomey
Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:1277-80. 2008..Suggestions are made for directions of future research into this effect...
- Neuropsychological functioning of U.S. Gulf War veterans 10 years after the warRosemary Toomey
Research Service, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:717-29. 2009..Evidence suggests that toxicant exposures influence both these functions, and depressive symptoms also influence attention...
- Nonverbal social perception and symptomatology in schizophreniaRosemary Toomey
Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry 116A at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Brockton West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Schizophr Res 53:83-91. 2002..The discussion reviews how these results contribute to our understanding of social deficits in schizophrenia...
- Poor perception of nonverbal social-emotional cues in relatives of schizophrenic patientsR Toomey
Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston 02301, USA
Schizophr Res 40:121-30. 1999..Further research is needed to clarify the nature of this relationship, to better characterize social perception deficits in relatives, and to determine whether these perceptual deficits are part of the genetic diathesis to schizophrenia...
- Association of neuropsychological vulnerability markers in relatives of schizophrenic patientsR Toomey
Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics, Boston, MA, USA
Schizophr Res 31:89-98. 1998..We discuss how the use of multiple risk indicators may help us better identify those relatives that carry the schizophrenia genotype...
- Sex differences in self-reported schizotypal traits in relatives of schizophrenic probandsW S Kremen
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
Schizophr Res 34:27-37. 1998....
- Neuropsychological functioning among the nonpsychotic relatives of schizophrenic patients: a 4-year follow-up studyS V Faraone
Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, South Easton 02375, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 108:176-81. 1999..These results support the idea that neuropsychological dysfunction among relatives of patients with schizophrenia is a stable trait caused by the familial predisposition to schizophrenia...
- The paradox of normal neuropsychological function in schizophreniaW S Kremen
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, 4430 V Street, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 109:743-52. 2000..Our results favor the view that even neuropsychologically normal schizophrenia patients have compromised cognitive function relative to their presumed expected or premorbid level of intellectual ability...
- Neuropsychological consequences of regular marijuana use: a twin studyM J Lyons
Psychology Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Psychol Med 34:1239-50. 2004..A major methodological limitation of prior studies is the inability to determine whether differences between users and non-users are due to differences in genetic vulnerability preceding drug use or due to the effects of the drug...
- Specificity of familial vulnerability for alcoholism versus major depression in menMichael J Lyons
Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 194:809-17. 2006..Our data are most consistent with a mechanism of reciprocal causation, whereby MD increases risk for AD and AD increases risk of MD...
- Co-twin control study of relationships among combat exposure, combat-related PTSD, and other mental disordersKarestan C Koenen
Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
J Trauma Stress 16:433-8. 2003..We conclude C-PTSD comorbidity persists after controlling for shared vulnerability. Combat exposure is directly and indirectly, through C-PTSD, associated with increased risk for other mental disorders...
- Left hippocampal volume as a vulnerability indicator for schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance imaging morphometric study of nonpsychotic first-degree relativesLarry J Seidman
Neuropsychology Laboratory, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 74 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:839-49. 2002....
- Juvenile conduct disorder as a risk factor for trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorderKarestan C Koenen
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Trauma Stress 18:23-32. 2005..The findings suggest CD increases risk for trauma exposure and PTSD among male veterans through direct and indirect mechanisms. Veterans who have a history of CD are at high risk for trauma exposure and development of PTSD...
- A twin-study of genetic contributions to hearing acuity in late middle ageArthur Wingfield
Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1294-9. 2007..Declines in hearing acuity, especially in the high frequency range, often appear in middle age. The objective of this study was to characterize genetic and environmental influences that may underlie this pattern...
- Nicotine and familial vulnerability to schizophrenia: a discordant twin studyMichael J Lyons
Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 111:687-93. 2002..Results are consistent with the hypothesis that nicotine use is influenced by familial vulnerability to schizophrenia, not just clinical schizophrenia per se...
- Does parental education have a moderating effect on the genetic and environmental influences of general cognitive ability in early adulthood?Michael D Grant
Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Behav Genet 40:438-46. 2010..Some, but not all, previous studies have found significant moderating effects; however, no consistent pattern emerged that could account for between-study differences regarding moderating effects on genetic and environmental influences...
- A twin study of sexual behavior in menMichael J Lyons
Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Arch Sex Behav 33:129-36. 2004..The data suggest that the observed association between age of initiation of sexual relations and having multiple partners is due to genetic influences common to both behaviors...
- Genes determine stability and the environment determines change in cognitive ability during 35 years of adulthoodMichael J Lyons
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Psychol Sci 20:1146-52. 2009..The genetic factors influencing cognition may change across other eras, but the same genetic influences are operating from early adulthood to late middle age...
- A high risk twin study of combat-related PTSD comorbidityKarestan C Koenen
Women s Health Sciences Division 116B 3, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
Twin Res 6:218-26. 2003....
- Spouses of Persian Gulf War I veterans: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohortSeth A Eisen
Medical Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106 USA
Mil Med 171:613-8. 2006..We conclude that, 10 years after GW I, the general physical health of spouses of GW I DV is similar to that of spouses of NDV...
- Chronic multisymptom illness complex in Gulf War I veterans 10 years laterMelvin S Blanchard
Medical and Research Services, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
Am J Epidemiol 163:66-75. 2006..It is likely to be a common, persistent problem among veterans returning from the current Gulf War...
- Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohortSeth A Eisen
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
Ann Intern Med 142:881-90. 2005..United States military personnel reported various symptoms after deployment to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. However, the symptoms' long-term prevalence and association with deployment remain controversial...
- Heterogeneity of schizophrenia: a study of individual neuropsychological profilesWilliam S Kremen
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 2230 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Schizophr Res 71:307-21. 2004..Further research-probably including neuroimaging and genetic studies-will also be needed to determine the validity and the utility of this strategy for identifying neuropsychological profile types...
- Does marijuana use have residual adverse effects on self-reported health measures, socio-demographics and quality of life? A monozygotic co-twin control study in menSeth A Eisen
Research and Medical Service, St Louis VAMC and Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis 63106, USA
Addiction 97:1137-44. 2002..To assess the effects of former heavy marijuana use on selected aspects of health...