McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Our aim is to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and adults by exploring the cause of psychiatric disorders that arise during development, and by creating medical devices for their assessment. Our scientists are particularly focused on the enduring effects of childhood maltreatment.
Research reveals a strong link between physical, sexual, and emotional maltreatment and bullying, and depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse.
Research we pioneered shows that childhood maltreatment alters brain structure and function, depending on the type of abuse and the stage of development.
Our research goals include:
The Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program was founded in 1988.