Perspectives 2017: A Publication of McLean Hospital

January 15, 2017

In this issue, learn about the latest news on clinical care, research, and education.

Perspectives Cover Winter 2017

Predicting Long-Term Opioid Misuse in Patients Utilizing Long-Term Pain Therapy
An estimated 20% of all patients presenting with non-cancer related pain at a physician’s office are prescribed opioids, but which of these patients are likely to become addicted?

McLean Addictions Conference Draws International Crowd
More than 400 clinicians from around the world recently converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts for the McLean Hospital Addictions conference.

Deconstructing Stigma: McLean Launches National Public Awareness Campaign
In an unprecedented partnership, McLean Hospital is collaborating with Boston’s Logan International Airport and several mental health advocacy groups in a national public awareness campaign intended to change the way mental illness is perceived.

Older Adults and Technology: Q&A with Ipsit Vahia, MD
Smart technology can be useful for seniors in many ways. It can help to increase physical activity, improve connectedness with others, stimulate the brain, and improve mood.

McLean Launches Alliance with Weizmann Institute of Science to Advance Neuropsychiatric Care
McLean Hospital and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, a world leader in brain research, are launching an alliance that will lead to further understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders and accelerate the development of corresponding treatments.

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