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Jan 19, 2016

Mental Health Superheroes Reach Thousands

Eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness, which often leads to prejudice and discrimination from society, family members, friends, and employers, is a cornerstone of McLean’s mission. The hospital’s recent social media...

Jan 18, 2016

Improving Lives Through Innovative Translational Research

Scientists at McLean Hospital are gaining more insight into the causes of mental illness, neuropsychiatric disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders by using cutting-edge approaches and technology to manipulate pathways and circuits in the brains...

Jan 15, 2016

Sustainable Compassion Meditation

Last year I wrote an article for the McLean nursing newsletter about traveling to India and my journey with global health nursing. This year I am writing about another journey, an inner journey. A journey of burnout and creating resilience which has...

Jan 15, 2016

A Case of Pulmonary Embolism

My name is Katherine Athens and I am a nurse in the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic. It was a busy Friday in the clinic in March, a year ago. We were preparing to treat over 50 patients that day. Our practice had been expanding over the years...

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 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 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 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 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

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...

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...

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