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The Mental Health Effects of Highly Stressful Events

In a television interview on April 5, 2020, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams compared our experience of the coronavirus pandemic to epic struggles of the past. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,” Adams said. Psychological reactions are a normal part of such big events,...

Advancing the Understanding of PTSD

Perhaps one of the most misused words in modern society, “trauma” is used in daily language to describe all sorts of unpleasant or uncomfortable situations. But for 5-10% of the population, trauma and the accompanying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very precise condition with very real...

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 in women, including long-misunderstood forms of...

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, graduated from the combined MD/PhD program at Boston University. As a doctoral student, she trained with Dr. Terence Keane at the National Center for PTSD in Boston. Her research focused on assessment and treatment of trauma-spectrum disorders including acute stress...

Hill Center for Women

Please Note: Treatment in some of McLean’s programs has been moved online due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact the program directly for more information. At the Hill Center for Women, we offer psychiatric and psychological services for women with histories of trauma and related disorders,...

About Dissociative Identity Disorder

The origin, experience, and treatment of dissociative identity disorder (DID) are often misunderstood. When patients come into a clinician’s office for treatment for DID, they do not put on different hats, speak in different accents, or display different mannerisms. The thought that they would is a...