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Paying It Forward

Ten years ago, then 27-year-old Mike Muccio thought he was having a heart attack or a stroke. His heart raced, he was dizzy, off-balance, and felt like he was dying—and it kept happening.

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Partnership Helps Public Schools Support Student Mental Health

Growing up has never been easy.

Multiply the normal angst of the teenage years by the deluge of smartphones, texts, tweets, Instagram photos, and Snapchat snaps. Then add the realities of post-9/11 societal stress, poverty, homelessness, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and you have a new reality...

Paying Dividends for Students and Staff

The increase in anxiety in today’s students takes a toll not only on the youngsters, but also on the education professionals who work to help them through their days. A collaboration between the Falmouth, Massachusetts, public school system and the...

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...

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