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Advances in Mental Health

Welcome to Advances in Mental Health, a blog developed by McLean Hospital featuring commentary on mental health topics in the news, opinions by hospital thought-leaders and discussion about local, regional and national mental health policy. Advances in Mental Health provides our community with an opportunity to educate, while working toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the stigma of mental illness.

Pictured: McLean's Lois Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, medical director of McLean Gunderson and Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD, director of the College Mental Health Program.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs. Fiction

Blaise Aguirre, MD, medical director of McLean 3East, dispels some common myths about borderline personality disorder.

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Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD
Blaise Aguirre, MD


“My colleagues and I are deeply committed to working with the media and talking with the public about BPD in an effort to set the record straight about this disorder. ”

~Dr. Blaise Aguirre

Advances in Mental Health

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD

College Mental Health: A Checklist for Parents

With the first weeks of college well underway for many of the approximately four million students who enrolled in college for the first time this year, the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact that many...

Philip Levendusky, PhD

Using the Right Strategies, New Year's Goals Are Attainable

This New Year's Eve, millions of Americans will resolve to lose weight, give up smoking, save money, do volunteer work, or find a new job. Chances are, they made the same resolution last year and the year before. Research shows that nearly 90...


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