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Sep 15, 2014

LMFS Shown to Provide Immediate Relief for Patients

For the millions of Americans who live with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder, there may be some good news in their future. Individual with those conditions who receive low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) have recently shown immediate...

Aug 27, 2014

Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories

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...

Jul 28, 2014

Researchers See Promise in Potential Depression Treatment

Individuals with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder who receive low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) show immediate and substantial mood improvement, report McLean Hospital researchers in the August 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry. “...

May 9, 2014

Autism-Related Protein Shown to Play Vital Role in Addiction

In a paper published in the latest issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron, McLean Hospital investigators report that a gene essential for normal brain development, and previously linked to autism spectrum disorders, also plays a critical role in...

Apr 23, 2014

Annual Report 2013: A Year of Stories

Each of us has a story about who we are, the experiences that helped shape us and what moved us to be a part of the McLean community. Some of us have witnessed firsthand the pain, fear and uncertainty experienced by a loved one with psychiatric...

Apr 20, 2014

Increasing Access to Care Through Innovation

Kathryn McHugh, PhD, is determined to increase access to quality mental health care for people in need. Through her research to improve the effectiveness of behavioral therapies and innovative treatment delivery models, such as computer-based...

Apr 20, 2014

Collaborations Draw Top Researchers Leaders To McLean

Despite coming from very different places geographically, two of the world’s most esteemed neuroscientists found opportunity half the world away in the very same place: McLean Hospital. As a graduate student at the Russian Academy of Sciences in...