Monthly Archives: August 2012


The Essential Fine Points of New Study on Paternal Age as Risk Factor for Schizophrenia, Autism

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You probably read this headline about new research tying older dads to increased risks for schizophrenia and autism from yesterday’s NYT and other news outlets. The new study from Iceland actually has the most to report about autism — finding … Continue reading


NEW! Basic Neuroscience Research to Support Early Intervention

This is an article detailing some exciting, albeit basic brain research involving rats — that species so genetically similar to our own from which we learn so much about the human condition. This time the hypothesis tested by neuroscientists was … Continue reading

Goodreads | Michelle Vigeant’s review of A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science behind Three Generations of Mental Illness

I received this lovely review from a reader on GoodReads. In appreciation I’ve posted with it one of her amazing paintings.

Michelle’s review Aug 10, memoir, nonfiction, psychology, favorites…I wanted to say I really enjoyed this book. I felt it was an engaging mix of memoir and science writing. There was enough memoir that it reads almost like a thriller, but the information mixed in is very detailed and carefully researched and referenced. Some areas of the book are more seamless than others, but I didn’t think it detracted from the point. At 230 pages of actual writing, it’s a quick read.While this is a book that can certainly be read and enjoyed by the masses, those with “holes” or curiosities in their family history will probably walk away with a lot more. I found it helped answer some of my own questions.If people ask me about psychology books to read this is high on my list of recommendations.

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The Different Impact of Problem Drinking on Men and Women; a Swedish Study

This article and study really hit home forĀ  me. Having just recently, last Dec 2011, come to the sad conclusion that I could not be a “moderate drinker” and committed to sobriety, I can now look back to how my … Continue reading