Category Archives: Psychology

Higher levels of Interleukin 6 at age 9 — in British children living in or near Bristol England — appear to increase the risk for depression (at age 18) by about 55 percent — and increase the risk for psychotic problems (also at age 18) by between 80 to 240 percent Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Golam M. Khandaker, Rebecca M. Pearson, Stanley Zammit, Glyn Lewis, and Peter B. Jones, Association of Serum Interleukin 6 and C-Reactive Protein in Childhood With Depression and Psychosis in Young Adult Life: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study, JAMA Psychiatry, DOI:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1332 (online first, 13 August 2014) Citation — to […]

Two studies explode the idea that brief interventions work to prevent drug abuse Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citations — to the two studies Richard Saitz, Tibor P. A. Palfai, Debbie M. Cheng, Daniel P. Alford, Judith A. Bernstein, Christine A. Lloyd-Travaglini, Seville M. Meli, Christine E. Chaisson,  and Jeffrey H. Samet, Screening and Brief Intervention for Drug Use in Primary Care – The ASPIRE Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA […]

Brain appears to reroute auditory-induced emotional processing that occurs in tinnitus patients — from the amygdala to the insula and parahippocampus — a case of probably adaptive neural plasticity — that may help preserve neural processing times 0

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Jake R. Carpenter-Thompson, Kwaku Akrofi, Sara A. Schmidt, Florin Dolcos, and Fatima T. Husain, Alterations of the emotional processing system may underlie preserved rapid reaction time in tinnitus, Brain Research 1567: 28-41, DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.04.024  (03 June 2014) Citation — to press release Chelsey B. Coombs, People with […]

Poor sleep quality appears to be correlated with noticeably reduced cognitive ability in 70s-aged men 0

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Terri Blackwell, Kristine Yaffe, Alison Laffan, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Susan Redline, Kristine E. Ensrud, Yeonsu Song, and Katie L. Stone, Associations of Objectively and Subjectively Measured Sleep Quality with Subsequent Cognitive Decline in Older Community-Dwelling Men: The MrOS Sleep Study, Sleep 37 (4): 655-663, DOI: 10.5665/sleep.3562 (01 April […]

You can tell them, and lots of them still will not listen — a study demonstrates that the presence of accurate information about presence of BRCA 1 and 2 breast cancer genes within the family line — leads only about one-third to one-half of immediate relatives to test themselves for the genes 0

© 2013 Peter Free Citation Diana Quattrone and Franklin Hoke, Fox Chase Study Shows Families Don’t Understand Genetic Test Results or Their Implications, Fox Chase Cancer Center — Temple University Health System (12 December 2013) Findings From the Fox Chase Cancer Center press release — here quoted at length, due to the importance of the […]