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May 25, 2016

Manton Foundation Funds State of the Art MRI Scanner

Scott E. Lukas, PhD, director of the McLean Imaging Center (MIC), can barely contain his excitement when describing McLean’s new 3 Tesla Siemens PRISMA MRI scanner. An extraordinary $3.75M grant from the Manton Foundation funded this state of the...

May 25, 2016

Complexity of the Brain

“Once we understand what may be the factors that contribute to these changes, then it may be possible to start understanding how to address them from a therapeutic point of view.” – Dr. Sabina Berretta

May 24, 2016

Philanthropy Drives Research in Geriatric Psychiatry

Like so often in philanthropy, the Rogers Family Foundation’s giving began with the personal and grew into something far-reaching and sustaining. The “personal” was the relationship the late Jacqueline Rogers, who suffered from dementia, developed...

May 22, 2016

Is Binge Eating a Psychiatric Disorder?

“The landscape has changed from a climate of wondering whether this unusual pattern of eating was a valid mental disorder to a discussion of how to best understand the causes of and develop treatments for this condition.” – Dr. James Hudson

May 10, 2016

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care

In today’s world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care—specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are asking....

May 2, 2016

Year in Review 2015: Where Big Things Happen

“I can’t say enough about the people at McLean and how supportive they’ve been.” The quote above came from Elizabeth See, a former tennis professional who has struggled with depression for more than a decade. As you will read in this issue of...

Apr 27, 2016

Uncovering the Mysteries of Marijuana

With a drive to better understand the effects of medical marijuana, in 2014, Staci Gruber, PhD, launched a landmark new program known as the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program. Made possible thanks to an initial...