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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 further...

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...

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 15, 2012

Implementing Change, Advancing Care

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...

Apr 15, 2012

Expanded Services Enhance Care

McLean’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division Creates Opportunities For Deeper Collaboration Twelve years ago, when McLean recognized an increasing demand for integrated and specialized psychiatric care for young people, the hospital and...

Apr 13, 2012

One Nurse’s Journey

Throughout my undergraduate education, I prepared myself to pursue a PhD career in Clinical Psychology. I sought research opportunities outside of my course load, completed a senior thesis, and even held a part time job in the psychology department...