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Oct 26, 2016

Marijuana Use Among Young People

In my research, I primarily focus on the neurocognitive effects of substance use, particularly marijuana. This includes medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Much of my recent work has explored the effects of recreational marijuana use on...

Oct 25, 2016

New Study Targets Role of Specific Neurons in Fear Behaviors

In a recently published paper, Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, chief scientific officer for McLean Hospital and professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Kenneth M. McCullough describe their novel method for evaluating how a specific group...

Oct 5, 2016

Unrestricted Gifts Enable Innovation and Strengthen Care

“McLean probably saved our daughter’s life,” says donor Maggie Tyler, a Mary Belknap Society member along with her husband, Lee Rubenstein. Maggie Tyler and Lee RubensteinSociety members make annual unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or...

Oct 5, 2016

2016 McLean Award Honoree Judy Collins Makes Beautiful Music

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins received the 2016 McLean Award before more than 400 members of the McLean community at the hospital’s Annual Dinner on June 7, 2016. McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD,...

Oct 4, 2016

Depression Screening: Help Yourself, Help Others

National Depression Screening Day, held on October 6 this year, helps raise awareness about depression and the importance of getting screened. McLean Hospital is proud to partner again with Mental Health, Inc., to promote mental health screening and...

Sep 16, 2016

Nursing Quality Improvement Ideas

Nursing is a unique, identifiable and autonomous profession with the right, duty, responsibility, and expertise to determine the scope and standards of nursing practice. Providing high-quality care to patients is a priority for professional nursing...

Aug 26, 2016

McLean Tunnels Will Soon Become an Art Gallery

The McLean Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) recently asked the McLean community for help in enhancing the look and feel of the hospital’s tunnel system. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Sixty-four artists, including current...

Aug 26, 2016

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

Digital technology isn’t just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults.