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Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders

McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program

McLean Hospital’s programmatically-based divisional structure allows for the full integration of clinical care, research, and educational activities. The McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program operates within the Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, led by Chief Scientific Officer Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, alongside a compassionate multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care and well-being of McLean patients.

Learn more about all of McLean’s clinical programs on the Clinical Services listing.

The division offers state of the art diagnosis integrated with thorough psychosocial assessment so that treatment is tailored to each patient’s needs and focuses on symptom reduction and patient education. Each program’s cutting-edge treatment approaches are often informed by research conducted by investigators within the division. The division’s full complement of clinical programs is designed to meet the needs of each of our patients at every stage of treatment throughout the different levels of care.

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) provides residential and day program care for adults who live with severe or treatment-resistant OCD and co-occurring conditions. The OCDI offers an innovative combination of treatments not found in other programs. Patients complete regular objective measures of improvement and attend several therapy sessions per day. The group therapy program targets improvement in symptom management, skill enhancement in time management, goal setting, motivation and mindfulness, and overall normalization in daily functioning. Patient length of stay is usually between 30 and 90 days.

The McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Program provides comprehensive evaluation of and treatment for adults living with a variety of psychiatric illnesses including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The program, located south of Boston on our McLean SouthEast campus in Middleborough, Massachusetts, focuses on stabilization of acute symptoms.

The Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program is designed to help individuals with psychiatric illness cope with life circumstances, improve their ability to function, and enhance their quality of life. This day program may be utilized as a step-down transition from inpatient care or as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Individuals attending the program may also participate in other McLean services including outpatient groups that address substance use or other diagnoses. Specialty tracks include mood and anxiety disorders as well as borderline personality disorder.

The Pavilion is the premier residential treatment program for adults requiring comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment. This self-pay program provides flexibility, confidentiality, and service not often found in today’s behavioral health care world. All of the expert diagnostic and treatment resources of McLean and its Partners HealthCare affiliates are available. The Pavilion provides a home-like residence, comfortable single bedrooms with private baths, specially prepared meals, and other amenities. Residents benefit from 24-hour staff support and easy access to hospital services and resources.

The Lincoln Residence is a transitional, therapeutic setting for adult men and women receiving partial hospital or intensive outpatient care on the Belmont campus for mood, anxiety, and other related disorders. Individual case management along with educational, vocational, and skill building groups are offered onsite at the residence to augment treatment.

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service is most beneficial for patients who have not responded to medication, are experiencing excessive side effects from medication, or are severely depressed, manic, catatonic, or suffering from psychotic disorders. McLean Hospital is a leading specialty center for ECT and has been administering the procedure for more than 70 years. Approximately seventy to eighty percent of patients treated with ECT respond positively and experience relief from their symptoms more rapidly than with other therapies.

The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service uses non-invasive magnetic stimulation of the brain to help control mood in adults with major depression. TMS is particularly helpful for people who have not experienced significant relief from antidepressant medications or have difficulty with their side effects.

The Short Term Unit offers highly focused inpatient evaluation for individuals with severe psychiatric symptoms who would benefit from a brief hospitalization. A multidisciplinary team consisting of a McLean psychiatrist, clinical social worker, expressive therapist, and nursing staff works with each patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to each individual’s specific needs.