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Nov 5, 2012

Two Trustees Join McLean Board

McLean welcomed Stacey J. Lucchino and Jennifer Guckel Porter to its board of trustees in July. “We are delighted to add two such talented and passionate people to our community,” said Chairman David S. Barlow. “I know both of them...

Nov 5, 2012

Partnerships Key to PEAR and Student Success

In ten Boston classrooms last year, students who habitually “acted out” were handed cameras and asked to document the things that angered them and offended their sense of justice. Their images ranged from the commonplace to the profound...

Nov 5, 2012

The O’Keefe Awards: Catalyzing Research, Jump-Starting Careers

One researcher is looking at how administering xenon gas may minimize injury to a traumatized brain. Another is studying how childhood sexual abuse affects brain function and increases the risk of re-victimization. A third is trying to understand...

Nov 5, 2012

Fellowship Advances Master’s-Level Nurses Into Practice

In partnership with a private foundation, McLean is embarking on a pilot effort to enhance the clinical workforce in mental health by offering a one-year fellowship to an advanced practice nurse. The Nellie Blumenthal Fellowship is the nursing...

Nov 1, 2012

Breaking Up With OCD: In a Patient’s Words

Fletcher Wortmann is a former patient at McLean’s OCD Institute. I think that, in a strange way, I used to love my OCD. That probably sounds insane to you. Looking back it seems insane to me. If your symptoms are anything like mine used to...

Nov 1, 2012

OCDI Office of Clinical Research: Advancing the Field

Since the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) opened its doors in 1997, research has played an integral role in helping the program develop innovative treatment approaches to OCD. This year, the OCDI’s commitment to research was...

Apr 17, 2012

Annual Report 2011: Beyond 200 Years... Beyond Belmont Hill

McLean Hospital continues a 200-year tradition of going beyond the usual approaches of care in order to improve the lives of people and their families affected by psychiatric illness. Whether researching the deepest parts of the brain for a clue to...

Apr 15, 2012

Abu Dhabi: Meeting the Health Care Challenges a Half a World Away

Despite distance, cultural differences, and occasional language barriers, McLean Hospital clinicians and their colleagues from the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) in Abu Dhabi have found a common goal—to expand substance abuse treatment...

Apr 14, 2012

Implementing Change, Advancing Care for Women’s Mental Health

With approximately 25 percent of the patients admitted into the Klarman Eating Disorders Center having a co-occurring substance abuse issue, Esther Dechant, MD, medical director for the program, recognized a significant need to treat both the eating...

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