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Oct 17, 2017

Brain Training Shows Promise for Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have discovered for the first time that computerized brain training can result in improved cognitive skills in individuals with bipolar disorder. In a paper published in the...

Oct 16, 2017

Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Dr. Diego Pizzagalli from McLean’s Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research on the possible benefits of studying depression in fish.

Oct 7, 2017

A Handheld Treatment for PTSD?

With new discoveries by McLean Hospital researchers, a fast and effective treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and addiction disorders could be close at hand. Literally. Right now, work is underway to develop a handheld inhaler containing xenon gas that...

Oct 7, 2017

Discovery @ McLean Hospital 2017

Conducting state-of-the-art scientific investigation to maximize discovery and accelerate translation of findings towards achieving prevention and cures is a core element of the McLean Hospital mission. Demonstrating that commitment, we have...

Oct 6, 2017

Understanding the Biology Behind Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects about seven percent of people in the United States each year. Although researchers and clinicians know that stressful life events can trigger a depressive episode, the biological mechanisms behind it are not...