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02 Dec '13

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,...

26 Nov '13

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-...

12 Nov '13

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,...


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