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Research News

Dec 5, 2014

Understanding the Brain’s “Suffocation Alarm”

Panic disorder is a severe form of anxiety in which the affected individual feels an abrupt onset of fear, often accompanied by profound physical symptoms of discomfort. Scientists have known from studying twins that genes contribute to the risk of...

Nov 21, 2014

Longtime Supporters Bring World Class Research Leader to McLean

For longtime donors and McLean National Council members Pat and Jim Poitras, supporting new discoveries in psychiatry has been a common thread in their philanthropy. That is why they have, for many years, invested in research at McLean Hospital....

Nov 4, 2014

New Survey Will Guide OCD Research and Care

In the OCD Institute Office of Clinical Assessment and Research, we have implemented several new data collection initiatives this year, including efforts to collect information from the family members of patients. Earlier this year, we began...

Oct 22, 2014

Department of Defense Grant Looks At Nicotine’s Role in PTSD

Researchers at McLean’s Behavioral Genetics Lab are using animal models to study the effects of nicotine on vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a study funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). While the three-year, $600,000...

Sep 15, 2014

Potential New Treatment for PTSD Discovered

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders. “In our study, we...