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Oct 16, 2017

McLean Hospital’s Dr. Joseph Coyle Receives Sarnat Award

McLean Hospital’s Joseph T. Coyle, MD, widely renowned for his revolutionary neuroscience research that has led to improved clinical care for those with mental illness worldwide, was honored today by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) with 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

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 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 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...

Oct 6, 2017

Personalizing Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

In the United States alone, as many as one million people have Parkinson’s disease (PD), with approximately 60,000 cases being diagnosed each year, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, director of the Molecular...

Oct 6, 2017

How Does Trauma Affect Women’s Brains?

Through clinical practice and neuroimaging studies, McLean Hospital’s Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, and Lauren A.M. Lebois, PhD, are revealing the clinical, cognitive, and neurobiological underpinnings of the effect of trauma on the brain, specifically...