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Dr. Deborah Levy L.

Director, Psychology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital

Direct Phone: (617) ***-****       

McLean Hospital

115 Mill Street

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

United States

Company Description

McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a member of Partners HealthCare. ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Advisor for the Gay Straight Alliance
Brookline High School

Education

B.A. degree

University of Chicago

BA
psychology
Amherst College

M.Ed.
Counseling
University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Ed. CMC

Ph.D. degree

University of Chicago

Phd
Dept of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

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Using genetic testing to improve mental health, 3 | Geneforum

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Deborah L. Levy, Ph.D, associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital, is studying families to detect relatives who are carriers of the genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, even though these individuals don't have the diseases themselves.

"One of the key issues in any genetic study is to distinguish individuals who are gene carriers from individuals who are not gene carriers," explains Dr. Levy. In single gene disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease, 25 percent and 50 percent of family members, respectively, have the same illness. In contrast, only 6.5 percent of family members of people with schizophrenia actually have the illness, which means most relatives don't have symptoms of the illness but may still be gene carriers.
To find the relatives who are likely carriers of genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Dr. Levy and her colleagues have zeroed in on four discernable schizophrenia-related traits that occur in well family members at a much higher rate than schizophrenia itself: difficulty following a slow moving target with one's eyes, syntax errors or idiosyncratic use of language, subtle anomalies involving the midline of the face, and difficulty filtering out noises and other irrelevant stimuli (a condition known as sensory gating).
These traits, according to Dr. Levy, are much more common in families with schizophrenia.


19th ISPS International Congress in New York City | ISPS NY 2015

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Deborah Levy, PhD, Director, Psychology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital


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