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Perspectives 2016: A Publication of McLean Hospital

February 15, 2016

In this issue, read about McLean’s latest advances in treatment, education, and research.

Perspectives Winter 2016Improving 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 of animals that produce behaviors similar to humans.

Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD), a complex mental illness often characterized by unstable moods, behaviors, and relationships, has historically been viewed by clinicians as untreatable.

McLean Announces $100 Million Campaign and Honors Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
During the McLean annual dinner held in October 2015, the hospital publicly announced its $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital. The largest and most ambitious in the hospital’s history, this comprehensive fundraising effort will advance the hospital’s mission to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by psychiatric illness.

Mental Health Superheroes Reach Thousands
The hospital’s recent social media campaign made great strides in combating stigma by educating the public, engaging individuals in conversation, and advocating on behalf of individuals and families affected by psychiatric illness.

Global Reach: New Series of Webinars Provides Greater Access to McLean Experts
Thanks to an anonymous gift, McLean Hospital launched the Borderline Personality Disorder Patient and Family Education Initiative in 2015, providing interactive and on-demand resources to support individuals and families affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Crossing Borders: McLean and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry Forge Collaboration
In October 2015, researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry convened on McLean’s Belmont campus, marking the first meeting of the new McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP).

Read more in the full issue.