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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...

Apr 17, 2013

McLean Hospital Offers Support in Wake of Marathon Tragedy

Immediately following a violent event, the number one priority is to save lives and treat the physical wounds of the victims. But in the weeks following the event, as those wounds begin to heal, we must be cognizant of the psychological wounds that...

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