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Nov 13, 2015

McLean’s $100 Million Campaign Announced

At the 2015 Annual Dinner, McLean Hospital announced the public launch of its $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital. “The response has been phenomenal. As of October 23, the Campaign for McLean Hospital is 80 percent of the way to its $100...

Nov 13, 2015

Supporting New Discoveries in Psychiatry

Thanks to a recent gift from Patricia and James Poitras to establish the James and Patricia Poitras Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital has recruited world-renowned clinician-researcher Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, as the new Chief Scientific...

Nov 2, 2015

McLean Hospital Launches $100M Campaign

At McLean’s 2015 Annual Dinner in October, the Hospital publicly announced its $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital. The largest and most ambitious in the Hospital’s history, this campaign is a comprehensive effort that will advance...

Nov 2, 2015

Governor Baker Recognizes Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy

Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker issued a special citation recognizing Patrick J. Kennedy, recipient of the 2015 McLean Award. Kennedy received the award, the hospital’s highest honor, for the profound impact he has had on mental health...

Nov 1, 2015

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy Receives 2015 McLean Award

Long-time politician and mental health advocate, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy became the eighth recipient of the prestigious McLean Award on October 23, 2015. This annual award is presented to individuals who have furthered the public’s...

Oct 27, 2015

In Memoriam: Edgar “Ned” Buttner, MD, PhD

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Edgar “Ned” Buttner, MD, PhD, a gifted researcher and generous colleague, passed away on October 15, 2015, after a valiant battle with leukemia and its consequences. He was 53. Edgar “...

Oct 13, 2015

Keep Dreaming: One Patient’s Journey with OCD

Adira Weixlmann is a former patient at McLean’s OCD Institute (OCDI) Life transitions can be an intense combination of positive and negative. Change creates great excitement and hope for the future, but can also be riddled with intense...

Oct 13, 2015

New Book Helps in Understanding OCD

As noted in the dedication of Understanding OCD: Skills to Control the Conscience and Outsmart Obsessive Compulsive Disorder this book consists of all the lessons patients that I have had the privilege of working with have taught me. I have learned...

Oct 13, 2015

Perfectionism and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

During the Fall months at the OCD Institute, we often see patients who have gone off to college or back to school struggling with various forms of OCD which may have been easier to cope with over the summer without the stress of school. One often...

Aug 5, 2015

Board of Visitors Convenes 2nd Annual Meeting

More than 70 members of the Board of Visitors gathered at McLean on May 7, 2015, for the group’s second annual event. The Board of Visitors, which has grown to include approximately 170 members from 14 states, Canada, and the Dominican...

Aug 5, 2015

Philanthropy Drives Better Outcomes in Dual Diagnosis

People who suffer from psychiatric illnesses often struggle with substance use disorders as well. For example, those with bipolar disorder experience addiction at six times the rate of people in the general population, while those with depression...

Jul 17, 2015

McLean Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Annual Update

McLean Hospital has been meeting the needs of individuals and families with psychiatric illness since its founding in 1811. McLean offers a full spectrum of care spanning inpatient, acute and longer-term residential, partial hospitalization and...

Jun 18, 2015

Teresa Henderson Receives Altschule Award

As a standout among a group of very accomplished and seasoned nurses in McLean’s Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program, Teresa Henderson, RN, is well respected by all members of the team. Whether she is talking with patients about hard issues...

Jun 18, 2015

McLean Neurobiologist Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Zhicheng (Carl) Lin, PhD, associate neurobiologist in McLean’s Laboratory of Psychiatric Neurogenomics and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been awarded a US Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research on the...

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