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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...

May 8, 2015

Assessing Without Obsessing: Ways to Check In on Your OCD

If you have ever been in treatment, you probably noticed that most sessions started with a review of the previous week. Did you complete your homework? Did you resist your rituals? Did you use your skills? This information is discussed each week in...

May 8, 2015

The International OCD Foundation Conference: Join the Reunion!

I’ve been attending and participating in the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) annual conference since I helped found the OCD Institute (OCDI) and joined the OCD Foundation Board of Directors in 1998. It’s an event I look forward to...

May 1, 2015

Supporting McLean Today and Tomorrow: One Donor’s View

Betsy Wilgis is clear about why she has donated to McLean every year since 1999 and written a bequest to the hospital into her will. “They saved my life.” Mrs. Wilgis, a personal finance and healthcare manager from Baltimore, had been...

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