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Dec 5, 2014

Understanding the Brain’s “Suffocation Alarm”

Panic disorder is a severe form of anxiety in which the affected individual feels an abrupt onset of fear, often accompanied by profound physical symptoms of discomfort. Scientists have known from studying twins that genes contribute to the risk of...

Nov 21, 2014

Longtime Supporters Bring World Class Research Leader to McLean

For longtime donors and McLean National Council members Pat and Jim Poitras, supporting new discoveries in psychiatry has been a common thread in their philanthropy. That is why they have, for many years, invested in research at McLean Hospital....

Aug 27, 2014

Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders. “In our study,...

Jul 28, 2014

Researchers See Promise in Potential Depression Treatment

Individuals with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder who receive low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) show immediate and substantial mood improvement, report McLean Hospital researchers in the August 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry....

Jul 15, 2014

McLean Hospital Staff Criss-Cross the Country this Fall

Although it seems too soon to start planning for September, McLean Hospital’s Marketing and Continuing Education Departments are already hard at work organizing conferences and events for the coming fall. Each year, members of the McLean...

Jul 11, 2014

McLean Hospital President Honored for Leadership Mentoring

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine recently awarded the John Shaw Billings, MD, Alumni Leadership Award to Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief of McLean Hospital. The Billings Award is given annually to recognize an...

Jun 22, 2014

McLean Showcased at IOCDF Conference in Los Angeles

A longtime supporter of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), McLean Hospital was a key sponsor during the IOCDF Conference July 18-July 20 in Los Angeles. In addition, a number of McLean staff from the Obsessive...

Jun 22, 2014

McLean Hospital Hosts Star-Studded Gala Honoring Jane Fonda

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, recently hosted a gala event to honor actress, author and mental health advocate Jane Fonda for her exceptional efforts to educate the public about mental health issues....

May 9, 2014

Autism-Related Protein Shown to Play Vital Role in Addiction

In a paper published in the latest issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron, McLean Hospital investigators report that a gene essential for normal brain development, and previously linked to autism spectrum disorders, also plays a critical role in...