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Anxiety in Children: A Fresh Approach to Treatment

“What if you walked around every day feeling that your heart was pounding in your chest and that you couldn’t breathe? What if your brain was constantly telling you that the scariest, most horrible things were going to happen and that the world felt like an out of control and unsafe place? Now imagine...

McLean Launches Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

Depression, anxiety, and stress are a debilitating triad. About one in six Americans will suffer from depression at some point in his or her life; one in four will struggle with an anxiety disorder. Often, the two go hand in hand, triggered by stressors like childhood neglect or the death of a loved one. Left...

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 could be used to block...

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 panic disorder, but very little is known about which specific...

Jennifer Barnes

Jennifer Barnes, MD, completed her residency training at Brown University where she was able to obtain specialty training in the area of obsessive compulsive disorder. Prior to joining the McLean community, she was engaged in the treatment of mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient...

Courtney Beard

Courtney Beard, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and at McLean Hospital serves as director of the Cognition and Affect Research and Education (CARE) Laboratory and assistant director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital...

Emily Belleau

Emily L. Belleau, PhD, completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently a clinical and research post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD.

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Stephanie Best

Stephanie Best, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Best has a special interest in training and supervising clinical staff, students, and early career psychologists in the effective delivery of CBT to...

Thröstur Björgvinsson

Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, is director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital and associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In his role as co-director of psychology training at McLean Hospital/Harvard...

Kathryn Boger

Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP, is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders. She has had extensive training and experience in the...

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