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McLean Hospital’s TMS Program Expands Access to Mental Health Treatment

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is quickly becoming an important treatment option for severe, treatment-resistant depression and other mental health disorders. McLean Hospital’s accelerated TMS program makes it more accessible for patients who have restricted schedules. Under the leadership...

Video: Managing Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one is never easy, and grief is a normal response to loss. It’s not at all unusual for someone in mourning to experience emotions ranging from anguish and fear to anxiety and anger. While there is no single “right” way to manage grief, there are healthy approaches, and most people...

Video: Caring for Burned-Out Caregivers

Caring for others can be a joyful and beautiful experience—or it can be detrimental to our well-being. Burnout in caretaker populations can go easily overlooked, as most attention may be given to the person being looked after. A caregiver with burnout often feels overwhelmed and may be physically...

Video: How To Support Someone With Depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States between the ages of 15 and 44. Yet, there is still stigma around the condition. Many believe that you can “just snap out of it” or that depression is simply a bad day or two. In addition, using the word casually can minimize the...

Podcast: Caring for Burned-Out Caregivers

Jeff talks to Marie Clouqueur about the challenges that come along with caregiving. From maintaining and building a support circle to reaching out for help when needed, Jeff and Marie discuss the best ways a caregiver can support themselves, and therefore better care for their loved one. Marie...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s More Than Just “Feeling Blue”

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a fitting acronym for the condition, involves symptoms such as depressive moods , low energy, increased need for sleep, and irritability. Many factors contribute to developing SAD, including a person’s genetic predisposition, geographic location, and age...

McLean’s Guide to Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays

Elvis once crooned about feeling blue at Christmas time—and we’re here to tell you: It’s perfectly normal to feel that way. There are a variety of reasons why your days may not be merry and bright around the holiday season. It can be the jam-packed social calendar, deadlines at work, the loss of a...

Everything You Need To Know About Older Adult Mental Health

The world is aging. According to the World Health Organization , we can expect the over-60 population to double worldwide between 2015 and 2050. Considering 15% of these individuals struggle with some form of mental health disorder, and that neurological and mental issues account for more than 6% of...

Everything You Need To Know About Grief and Loss

Grief and loss can prove suffocating for those who are impacted by them, especially at first. Most people have at least some experience with grief, whether first- or second-hand, and understand how loss can affect the person who goes through it. Even those of us who have very little personal...

Video: Lecture – Uncovering Mechanisms To Improve TMS Effectiveness

Presented by Joshua C. Brown, MD, PhD , McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective tool for treatment-resistant depression and obsessive compulsive disorder and has the potential to treat any brain disorder involving cortical networks. This...

Everything You Need To Know About Depression

Feeling sadness is normal, especially when facing difficult circumstances or dealing with loss. Some of us even feel glum when it’s just a cloudy day. But for many people, this dark feeling can be intense and overwhelming. It can cause you to feel hopeless and helpless and can carry on for weeks...

The Benefits of Taking a Mental Health Day

From time to time, everyone needs what many have coined a “mental health day.” It’s a day off from work, a day away from screens and other obligations, or a little time to escape the pressures and frustrations of everyday life. “We all have a point at which we get overwhelmed, we’re engaging in...