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05 Dec '14

Understanding the Brain’s “Suffocation Alarm"

Panic disorder is a severe form of anxiety in which the affected individual feels an abrupt onset of fear, often accompanied by profound physical symptoms of discomfort. Scientists have known from studying twins that genes contribute to the risk...

21 Nov '14

Longtime Supporters Bring World Class Research Leader to McLean

For longtime donors and McLean National Council members Pat and Jim Poitras, supporting new discoveries in psychiatry has been a common thread in their philanthropy. That is why they have, for many years, invested in research at McLean Hospital...

27 Aug '14

Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories


Belmont, MA — McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related...

28 Jul '14

Researchers See Promise in Potential Depression Treatment

Individuals with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder who receive low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) show immediate and substantial mood improvement, report McLean Hospital researchers in the August 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry....

09 May '14

Autism-Related Protein Shown to Play Vital Role in Addiction

In a paper published in the latest issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron, McLean Hospital investigators report that a gene essential for normal brain development, and previously linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders, also plays a critical role...

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