Mclean Hospital

Dec 15, 2013

Growing, Innovating, and Improving: Update on OCD Research

The Office of Clinical Assessment and Research (OCAR) experienced a growth spurt recently and now features seven core members. I have asked Jesse Crosby, PhD, to lead this expanded team and coordinate our effort to do everything we can to help...

Dec 15, 2013

New Garden is Helping OCD Patients Grow

During the summer of 2012, an important project began on the grounds of Orchard House, the smaller of two units comprising McLean Hospital’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Institute (OCDI). Next to the house, which is home to eight OCDI...

Dec 15, 2013

How a Handbag Motivated One Patient to Confront His OCD

Farsh Askari is a former patient at McLean’s OCD Institute (OCDI). After a huge fight with my last two remaining friends, their response didn’t surprise me. Yes, they were very hurt, but also relieved. They were tired of coping with the...

Nov 7, 2013

Horizons – Fall 2013

In its 2013-2014 report of the nation’s best hospitals, U.S. News & World Report affirmed what patients and families have been telling us for years—that McLean Hospital is the best in psychiatry. To be rated number one in the field...

Nov 7, 2013

One Mother’s Thanks

Danny Denner’s legacy of love and laughter lives on—and so will his mother’s act of generosity. By making provisions for McLean Hospital in her will, Fran Denner has honored her son and the institution that improved his life....

Nov 7, 2013

Exploring the Biological Basis of Autism

One way to begin to understand the causes and effects of psychiatric illnesses is to examine the brain on the cellular level. More specifically, scientists look at how cells function on an individual level and how they interact with other cells in...

Nov 6, 2013

Bringing Trauma to Light

Emotional trauma has long been a part of the human experience, but it has only been in recent decades that we have begun to comprehend and study its effects. “We owe much of our current understanding about the impact of trauma to the...

Oct 1, 2013

Nursing Network 2011-2013

Nursing Network includes updates in nursing care, research, and training at McLean Hospital. Read about innovations in patient care, local and national conferences, staff awards and accolades, and more. Nursing Network – Fall 2013...

Aug 1, 2013

Training Trade: OCD Clinicians Learn about Autism

At the OCD Institute, we are constantly working to stay abreast of the most up-to-date treatments for our patients so that we can provide the highest-quality care. This includes reading new research, attending conferences and workshops, and talking...

Aug 1, 2013

Secret Ingredients of OCD Research and Treatment

Last year, I heard a great story on the popular radio show “This American Life” about a family-owned sausage company that could no longer keep up with demand. In some ways, they already had what they wanted—a great business with a...

Aug 1, 2013

Patchwork: One OCD Patient’s Story

Rachel is a former patient at the OCD Institute. I’m obsessed with “The Real Housewives” and “The Rachel Zoe Project.” And I love to sew. I’ll sit down on a Saturday morning, coffee in hand, and watch a few...

May 1, 2013

Annual Report 2012: All Ways a Family

We are very pleased to announce that just as this publication was going to press, we learned that McLean Hospital was named the best hospital for psychiatry in America by U.S. News & World Report. This is an honor that fills us with great pride...

Apr 29, 2013

McLean and the Partners HealthCare Family

McLean Hospital actively contributes to and benefits from an array of Partners HealthCare-wide collaborative projects. These include improving patient and family access to each level of care, joint training programs, and redesign of the healthcare...

Apr 29, 2013

National Influence: McLean Leaders Focus on the Big Picture

As psychiatric leaders in clinical care, research and education, McLean Hospital clinicians are often asked to lend their expertise and their guidance to local, regional and national organizations with missions that are similar to the hospital...

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