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Jan 15, 2018

Cycling for Mental Health

Mac Dorris is a guy who gets things done. He had a vision to create a charity bike ride for mental health, and within a short six months of intensive planning, Mac hosted The Ride for Mental Health—the first of what he hopes will be an annual...

Jan 10, 2018

Mental Health Patients Receive Mighty Fine Holiday Wishes

Thanks to the efforts of the digital health community The Mighty, we delivered thousands of holiday cards—more than 5,000 in fact—to psychiatric patients at inpatient programs at our hospital and other local psychiatric facilities....

Jan 3, 2018

McLean Nurses Present Work During APNA Annual Conference

This past October, nursing representatives from McLean Hospital traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 31st Annual Conference. The APNA annual conferences are the largest gatherings of psychiatric mental...

Jan 3, 2018

Recovery in Motion: 2017 Fall Nursing Conference

On September 29, McLean held its 2017 Fall Nursing Conference in Pierce Hall on the Belmont campus. This year’s conference, titled “Recovery in Motion,” focused on bridging the connection between mental health and physical health....

Dec 29, 2017

Increase the Chance of Reaching Your New Year’s Goals

This New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans resolved to lose weight, give up smoking, save money, do volunteer work, or find a new job. Chances are, they made the same resolution last year and the year before. Research shows that nearly 90...

Dec 22, 2017

Tips for Staying Safe and Sober During the Holidays

It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential for anxiety or conflict during the holiday season—especially individuals who have issues with alcohol or drug abuse. Most of us go into the holiday period hoping...

Dec 11, 2017

​Delivering Love and Support This Holiday Season

Would you like to help provide some love and support this holiday season? We are partnering with The Mighty, a digital health community, to deliver holiday cards this month to children and adults being treated at our hospital. And we would like a...

Dec 4, 2017

ECT Shouldn’t Be a Last-Resort Treatment

Brian Neville had a good life. A one-time body builder, he was 43, a successful businessman in the tanning industry, with a home in Massachusetts and a vacation condo in Florida. Then one morning in 2006 he woke up with the blues. It developed...

Nov 29, 2017

These Strategies May Help Reduce Holiday Stress

Holiday stress is very real. However, there are ways in which we can prepare ourselves and hopefully deflect some of the increased stress of the holidays, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. It’s...

Nov 2, 2017

Borderline Personality Disorder: Separating Fact from Fiction

So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? McLean Hospital offers treatment for teens and adults with BPD at our 3East and Gunderson programsThink again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is...

Oct 7, 2017

A Handheld Treatment for PTSD?

With new discoveries by McLean Hospital researchers, a fast and effective treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and addiction disorders could be close at hand. Literally. Right now, work is underway to develop a handheld inhaler containing xenon gas that...

Oct 6, 2017

Personalizing Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

In the United States alone, as many as one million people have Parkinson’s disease (PD), with approximately 60,000 cases being diagnosed each year, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, director of the...

Oct 6, 2017

How Does Trauma Affect Women’s Brains?

Through clinical practice and neuroimaging studies, McLean Hospital’s Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, and Lauren A.M. Lebois, PhD, are revealing the clinical, cognitive, and neurobiological underpinnings of the effect of trauma on the brain,...

Oct 6, 2017

Understanding the Biology Behind Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects about seven percent of people in the United States each year. Although researchers and clinicians know that stressful life events can trigger a depressive episode, the biological mechanisms behind it are not...

Oct 4, 2017

BPD Research at McLean: Improving Knowledge and Treatment

According to Mary C. Zanarini, EdD, director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development at McLean Hospital, “Research has proven that borderline personality disorder is a valid psychiatric disorder and not a catch-all category for...

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