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Aug 10, 2015

Brent Forester Named Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, who was recently featured on the television program Chronicle discussing depression, has been named Chief of the McLean Hospital Division of the Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Forester will continue to serve as the director of...

Jul 23, 2015

22nd Annual OCD Conference Brings Experts, Resources to Boston

More than 1,500 advocates and mental health experts are expected to attend the 22nd Annual OCD Conference beginning Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in the Seaport District. Hosted by the International...

Jul 22, 2015

Team Led by McLean Hospital Researcher Uncovers Potential Parkinson’s Treatment

Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, director of McLean Hospital’s Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, along with collaborative teams from Brandeis University and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, recently announced the findings of a multi-year research project that shows that existing anti-malaria drugs may have the ability to treat Parkinson's disease. This study was published in a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) online.

Mar 16, 2015

Massachusetts-Based McLean Hospital Opens Program in Camden, Maine

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has officially opened the doors of Borden Cottage, a residential substance abuse treatment program, in Camden Maine. This endeavor is the hospital’s first outside of...

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,...

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