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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...

Feb 1, 2013

Mental Health Parity Reduces Out of Pocket Expenses for Patients

In a study examining the impact of a parity policy for mental health insurance benefits, researchers have concluded that parity had a different impact on spending and service utilization for enrollees with illnesses that are more severe and chronic...

Nov 1, 2012

Although Valuable, Brain Imaging Alone Cannot Diagnose Autism

In a column appearing in the current issue of the journal Nature, McLean Hospital biostatistician Nicholas Lange, ScD, cautions against heralding the use of brain imaging scans to diagnose autism and urges greater focus on conducting large, long-...

Oct 26, 2012

McLean Research Shows Exercise Tied to Higher IQ in Women

Previous research has shown that cognitive performance is associated with regular exercise among children and elderly, and now researchers at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital have shown a similar correlation for non-geriatric adult women....

Nov 7, 2011

Suboxone is Most Effective in Treating Painkiller Addiction

Individuals addicted to prescription painkillers are more likely to succeed in treatment with the aid of the medication buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone), report McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers in today's online edition of the...

Sep 22, 2011

Feeling Blue, Anxious or Sad? It Might be Depression

In honor of the 21st anniversary of National Depression Screening Day, Harvard affiliate McLean Hospital will conduct depression screenings on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Watertown Free Public Library at 123 Main Street, Watertown. The...

Aug 5, 2011

McLean Study Shows Religious Beliefs Impact Levels of Worry

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life's uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God. The paper (PMID:...

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