Mclean Hospital

Apr 27, 2016

Reclaiming Her Freedom: One Young Patient Works to Overcome OCD

For 14-year-old Qun Li Fan, who lives with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), freedom has a meaning all its own. The freedom to participate in everyday activities—such as going to school, playing her violin, or even sleeping in her own bed...

Apr 27, 2016

A Passion for Science and Collaboration

Standing well over six feet tall, with a hearty smile and disarming laugh, Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, commands a room as he talks about his vision for advancing translational research to improve the health and well-being of patients, particularly in...

Apr 27, 2016

Helping Those in the Line of Duty

The LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) program has grown substantially in volume and scope since it was launched in 2013 following the Boston Marathon bombing, according to McLean’s Chief Medical Officer Joseph Gold, MD...

Apr 27, 2016

Fighting Depression: TMS and ECT are Sought-After Treatments

Elizabeth See struggled with depression for more than a decade when, in November 2014, she was diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the kidneys and lungs. A tennis professional, she suddenly found her...

Apr 27, 2016

How to Build a Strong Partners-ship

As an avid runner and diehard Red Sox fan, Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is no stranger to challenges. It was no surprise when he was asked, in 2015, to take on two taxing but critical roles—chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at...

Apr 27, 2016

Psychiatrists Without Borders: Collaborating Across Cultures

Language barriers and cultural differences had little effect as McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School scientists and their colleagues from the Chinese Society of Psychiatry convened in early October to launch the first conference of the McLean...

Apr 27, 2016

A Picture Can Say 1,000 Words

Susan Camuti holds her image, “Insistent rumble pulling me forward—too fast”After taking dozens of photos of trains at commuter rail stations, Susan Camuti finally captured the image she was seeking. Using a specialized app on her...

Apr 27, 2016

Uncovering the Mysteries of Marijuana

With a drive to better understand the effects of medical marijuana, in 2014, Staci Gruber, PhD, launched a landmark new program known as the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program. Made possible thanks to an initial...

Apr 26, 2016

Dreams Really Can Come True

Share your greatest dream. Even if you are sure it won’t come true. Most of us would give pause to such a request, but for Thomas J. Swan III, it was especially daunting. The request was posed by his treatment team at McLean’s Fernside...

Apr 26, 2016

The Largest Fundraising Effort in Hospital History

In October 2015, McLean Hospital publicly announced its $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital—the largest and most ambitious in the hospital’s history. With the leadership phase launching in 2012, McLean’s closest supporters...

Apr 26, 2016

In the Seat of Learning

With multiple programs falling under the Division of Women’s Mental Health (DWMH)—each with varying areas of expertise from borderline personality disorder to trauma to eating disorders and more—Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH,...

Mar 28, 2016

The Roads Oft-Traveled: An Update on OCD Research

The beginnings of 2016 have been exciting times for the OCDI Office of Clinical Assessment and Research, as we expand the scope, scale, and impact of our work. Recent weeks have seen the lab make a big dissemination push at McLean Research Day and...

Mar 28, 2016

How One OCD Patient Is Finding Hope

Katie Wilson is a former patient at McLean’s OCD Institute. I am six months pregnant and I am sleeping on a small patch of the living room floor, because every bed, sofa, or other surface in my home feels contaminated to me. Not safe. I am a...

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