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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 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....

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...

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...

Dec 2, 2013

Increased Brain Activity May Hold Key to Eliminating PTSD

In a new paper published in the current issue of Neuron, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers report that increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of the brain is linked to decreased activity in the amygdala, the...

Nov 26, 2013

Nancy K. Mello, Pioneer in Substance Abuse Research, Dies at 78

Nancy K. Mello, PhD, director of McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center (ADARC) and professor of psychology (neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 25. She was 78. A dedicated and well-respected...

Nov 12, 2013

McLean Hospital Featured in Film “Running From Crazy”

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is featured in the new documentary “Running From Crazy,” starring Academy-nominated actress, author and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway. The film,...

Nov 4, 2013

McLean's Waverley Place Recognized at the State House

Waverley Place, McLean Hospital's community psychiatric rehabilitation program, was recognized for its Photovoice program by Massachusetts Senator Ken Donnelly (D) from Arlington. On Monday, October 28, the participants of the Photovoice group were...

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