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Mar 3, 2017

College Mental Health: A Checklist for Parents

Approximately four million students will enroll in college for the first time this year, and the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact that many mental health issues often emerge during an individual’s...

Mar 2, 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Search for Hope

Love took center stage when Scott Cummings met Janet Morrison some 25 years ago in Pittsburgh. Both were theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University. Eventually, their careers led them to Massachusetts to take up similar positions at Boston...

Mar 2, 2017

Looking Toward the Future: Older Adults and Mental Illness

Through innovative initiatives and the integration of clinical care and research, Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, chief of McLean’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, is looking to improve mental health care for older adults—something that is...

Feb 21, 2017

Neuroscience in the Community

Education is one of the fundamental elements of the McLean mission and this winter and early spring, the hospital’s commitment to educating the public about mental health and neuroscience will be on display during a number of community events...

Jan 9, 2017

Watch the Launch of Deconstructing Stigma

We continue to be overwhelmed and grateful for the positive response to our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life national public awareness campaign. To get a sense of what all the excitement is about, watch the following...

Jan 3, 2017

Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Pose a Critical Health Issue

More research is needed to address the critical health problems associated with the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids among American men, according to Harrison G. Pope, MD, MPH, writing in a new opinion paper published in the Journal of the...

Dec 19, 2016

Deconstructing Stigma Campaign Launched at Logan

On Friday, December 9, McLean Hospital formally opened the Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life exhibit with a gala celebration at Boston Logan International Airport. The exhibit is part of our overarching Deconstructing...

Dec 12, 2016

Together, We Are Changing Thoughts About Mental Illness

I am pleased to introduce you to Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. This public awareness campaign was developed by McLean Hospital in an effort to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also...

Dec 8, 2016

McLean Launches Its First National Public Awareness Campaign

They are musicians and librarians, fashion designers and fitness instructors, actors, athletes and artists. They are sisters and wives, brothers and fathers, from New England and around the nation. What do they have in common? All have been affected...

Dec 3, 2016

PTSD: Can Genetics Affect Your Risk?

A majority of the US population is exposed to a psychological trauma during their life. For certain people, such as police officers, firefighters, or soldiers, the risk of experiencing trauma is even greater. However, only a fraction of those who...

Nov 11, 2016

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

The first psychiatric patient I evaluated—42 years ago—presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that...

Nov 3, 2016

How Do You Climb Mountains?

With Autumn, his guide dog and partner by his side, Randy Pierce came to McLean last week—including visits to the Arlington School and Pathways Academy—to deliver inspirational and instructive stories about adversity, perseverance, and...

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