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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:...

Jul 19, 2011

McLean Named One of America’s Best Hospitals

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has been named America's top freestanding psychiatric hospital for the 22nd consecutive year, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual "best hospitals" survey...

Feb 25, 2011

McLean Celebrates 200 Years; Reaffirms its Mission

With an historic charter renewal ceremony held at the State House on Friday, Feb. 25, McLean Hospital, the first psychiatric hospital in New England and the third oldest in the country, celebrated its 200th birthday and reaffirmed its mission to...

Jan 25, 2011

McLean Researchers Urge Increased Pain Training for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric residencies should include training in pain medicine, since pain problems are extremely common in mental health patients, according to a paper by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital who point out that chronic pain is a...

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