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Best Hospital National Psychiatry 2017-18
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans every year. If you or a loved one are struggling to live a fulfilling life due to conditions such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD, know you are not alone and help is available. McLean Hospital offers a range of programs proven to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. In fact, 90 percent or more of our patients report positive outcomes, and say they would recommend our services to a friend or loved one.

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Best Hospital National Psychiatry 2017-18
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans every year. If you or a loved one are struggling to live a fulfilling life due to conditions such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD, know you are not alone and help is available. McLean Hospital offers a range of programs proven to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. In fact, 90 percent or more of our patients report positive outcomes, and say they would recommend our services to a friend or loved one.
As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital has a direct line to the most cutting-edge medical research in the world. And, our luxury programs and facilities provide the right environment to focus on learning the skills and finding the strength you need to take control of your mental health and your life.

ADDICTION

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a recognized mental health condition, and left untreated causes major disruptions of daily life. Let us help you get your life back on track.

For more than 40 years, McLean Hospital has been a leader in care for patients with substance use disorders. If you or a loved one are struggling with misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, or opioids such as Oxycontin or Percocet, our range of comprehensive services are available to set you on a path toward recovery.

Knowing that addiction is often seen alongside other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, our self-pay and insurance-based programs focus not just on substance use recovery, but also on evaluating and treating coexisting diagnoses.

Alcohol and drug addiction care is provided in a variety of environments—including inpatient, residential, and day programs (partial hospital)—in order to meet the needs of all McLean patients. In-depth assessment, personalized treatment, case management, medication counseling, and ongoing support and education are hallmarks of these services.

We offer world-class treatment using scientifically proven treatment models for individuals who want to reduce chemical dependency and regain control of their lives. We are here to help you on the path to recovery.

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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Depression and anxiety impact over 400 million people worldwide and are among the most common mental health issues in the world, affecting individuals of all ages.

McLean Hospital offers comprehensive mental health services to help children and adults living with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. We utilize evidence-based treatment and therapy models informed by cutting-edge research conducted at McLean and around the world. By incorporating various approaches, treatment can be customized for each individual to help ensure recovery.

Our insurance-based and self-pay treatment programs incorporate individual, group, and family therapy, behavioral therapies, diagnostic assessment, consultation services, tailored treatment plans, and medication evaluation and management. McLean is committed to providing robust patient and family education and support including informational materials, support groups, and assistance with community resources.

Our most popular treatment options include our residential and day programs, which both allow our patients the time needed to understand their diagnosis and learn skills to successfully manage it in the future. Our inpatient programs offer a safe and secure environment for patients in psychiatric crisis, while our outpatient programs focus on providing skills training and are ideal for those who require regular yet less intensive therapy.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex mental illness marked by unstable moods, behaviors, and relationships.

Individuals living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may struggle with self-image problems, feelings of self-doubt, intense fear of abandonment, and low self-worth. These individuals often have trouble controlling their emotional reactions, which can lead to self-harm and suicidal behaviors. It is common for people with this disorder to have high rates of co-occurring mental health conditions, such as substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

At McLean Hospital, we combine the highest quality care, research, and clinical training to provide unparalleled specialty services for adolescents and adults living with BPD. Emphasizing individual and family services that have proven results, McLean offers customized residential and partial hospital (day) programs and outpatient care.

BPD treatment focuses on teaching individuals to build the skills they need to manage their illness. Specialized therapeutic approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mentalization-based treatment (MBT) and general psychiatric management (GPM), help patients with the goal of improving interpersonal and relationships skills and reducing self-destructive behaviors.

Contact us today and learn how we can help you or your child get started on the path to wellness.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes unreasonable thoughts, fears, or worries accompanied by ritual behaviors.

2.2 million adults live with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and while the median age of onset is 19 years old, 25% develop the illness by age 14. At McLean Hospital, we are committed to providing robust care, support, and educational resources for individuals living with OCD.

OCD is a common anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person’s capacity to function at work, at school, or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.

McLean offers comprehensive residential, day, and outpatient services to help children and adults living with OCD. Care incorporates individual, group, and family therapy, behavioral therapies, diagnostic assessment, consultation services, tailored treatment plans, and medication evaluation and management.

Our evidence-based treatment and therapy models, such as exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), are informed by cutting-edge research conducted at McLean and around the world. By incorporating various approaches, treatment can be customized for each individual to help ensure recovery.

McLean’s insurance-based and self-pay programs focus on providing skills for patients to manage their illnesses on their own. McLean also focuses on providing robust patient and family education and support, including educational materials, support groups, and assistance with community resources.

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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

Mental illness affects approximately 1 in 5 children and can go undiagnosed for years. At McLean Hospital, we know the earlier one can intervene, the easier it is to treat conditions that affect children, such as depression and anxiety.

As the brain and body develop from infancy through adulthood, kids and teens may encounter an array of challenges. Some issues may be easy to solve, while others may result in crisis. Some young people have the ability to deal with these challenges, while others may need assistance to navigate their way through these problems. Child and adolescent care at McLean focuses on mental health symptoms and diagnoses as they apply to youth development and is dedicated to supporting young people and their parents and families on the path to recovery.

If you suspect your child or teenager is struggling, McLean Hospital can help. We offer a range of insurance-based and self-pay programs focusing on the mental health needs of children and adolescents.

McLean treats youths ages 3 and up for an array of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, and drug and alcohol misuse. We also offer specialty treatment programs focusing on OCD and personality disorders and their accompanying symptoms. Our full complement of inpatient, outpatient, residential, and day program services helps young people and their families cope with challenges that often accompany mental health conditions.

McLean’s state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment is tailored to each child’s needs and focuses on symptom reduction and skills development. Patients and their families benefit from our range of treatment programs as well as access to specialty consultation services from throughout the hospital.

Contact us today to find out how McLean can help your child feel like a kid again.

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Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are chronic and severe mental illnesses, but unlike how they are often portrayed on television and in the movies, these illnesses can be successfully managed with proper treatment.

Bipolar disorder causes severe shifts in mood, ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder with symptoms that can include a disconnect from reality, paranoia, seeing or hearing things that aren’t there, and disorganized thinking. Both illnesses can derail a person’s life, but at McLean, we can help get you back on track.

We offer an array of insurance-based and self-pay care options to help individuals take control of these conditions. Successful treatment of these disorders involves a combination of elements, including talk therapy, symptom education, medications, and rehabilitation and social supports.

Staff in our inpatient, residential, outpatient, and community-based programs have specialized expertise in treating this patient population and in providing individualized support and education to family members. McLean is dedicated to continuity of services during transitions and helps to coordinate care with community clinicians, social service agencies, families, and other support systems.

Contact us today to learn how McLean can help you or a loved one.

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Trauma and related mental illness

Traumatic events may include a car crash, rape, domestic abuse, military combat, or violent crime.

Many children and adults are able to effectively process a traumatic incident and go on with their lives with little or no lasting negative effect, but for others, psychological trauma may set in. Individuals may develop extreme anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or they may have ongoing problems with relationships and self-esteem.

At McLean Hospital, we provide exceptional care for trauma and trauma-related disorders such as PTSD and dissociative identity disorder. Alongside comprehensive diagnostic assessments and specialty consultations, our insurance-based and self-pay programs offer individual and group therapy, personalized treatment planning and robust aftercare recommendations, proven behavioral therapies, and medication evaluation and management.

Our residential, inpatient, and day program services for women living with the effects of childhood abuse or other traumatic events maintain a strong reputation for their balanced emphasis on stabilization and healing. We also offer outpatient care for children, teens, and adults with an array of trauma symptoms and diagnoses.

We are here to help. Contact us today to learn how to start on the path to recovery.

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Eating disorders

Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

At McLean Hospital, we are committed to helping individuals struggling with eating disorders through the mental and physical challenges on the pathway to recovery.

Eating disorders treatment at McLean covers a variety of disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. The common feature of all eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health problems and can be life-threatening due to significant medical complications.

McLean offers state-of-the-art residential and day programs that treat young women ages 16 to 26. Treatment for eating disorders may include a combination of individual therapy, family therapy, behavior modification, medication, and nutritional rehabilitation.

Recognizing that each young woman has a distinct set of issues that contribute to her eating disorder, care is customized to meet the needs of each patient. We also understand that many also struggle with coexisting mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. McLean relies on the specialty services located on our campus to help ensure we treat these co-occurring conditions that often complicate eating disorders.

At McLean, girls and young women are taught the skills to manage their physical and mental health and to change problematic behaviors by increasing their self-awareness. They develop healthy relationships with food and their bodies, paving the way to recovery.

Call us today to find out how we can help you or a loved one.

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Older Adult Mental Health

Care of older adults can include managing the normal effects of aging while also focusing on the symptoms that can worsen as the body and brain get older.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over live with a mental health disorder.

McLean Hospital clinicians are experts in older adult mental health, including treatment, research, and education for conditions both unique to older adults (including memory impairment and dementias like Alzheimer’s disease) and those with challenges unique to this age group including depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety.

We offer comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for individuals ages 50 and older who are experiencing emotional, cognitive, or behavioral symptoms. These may include memory loss, mood disturbances, anxiety, agitation related to dementia, difficulty coping with losses and transitions, or behavioral conditions that interfere with care at home or in a long-term care setting.

Our older adult programs utilize proven treatment models informed by research. Our team of expert clinicians and support staff have chosen geriatrics as their specialty and pride themselves on providing compassionate and efficient care. We work together with patients and families to provide first-class treatment in a comfortable environment.

Treatment options include short-term acute inpatient care geared towards stabilization for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and thought disorders, as well as those coping with loss, bereavement, and changes in functioning, behavior, and agitation.

We also offer outpatient services focused on follow-up care and dedicated to skill building and symptom reduction for patients with an array of mental health conditions who do not require around-the-clock care.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you or your loved one.

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