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Ross J. Baldessarini, MD: Celebrating a Pioneer

Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, originally thought he wanted to be an industrial organic chemist, not a doctor. The prospect of medical school didn’t thrill the Williams College chemistry major. He found it to be more like a trade school than an academic endeavor, not to mention it being “cutthroat and nasty.” But after a company he worked for one summer laid off 80 percent of its...

McLean Hospital – A Leader in Mental Health

As a leader in the field, McLean Hospital is committed to offering world-class patient care, conducting cutting-edge research, and delivering exceptional education for mental health professionals and the general public.

Patient Story: April

April’s mom recalls that it was sophomore year in college when “things started to fall apart.” By the time her parents arrived at school to take her to the emergency room, April was experiencing a severe first onset of psychosis.

McLean’s Kathryn Eve Lewandowski Wins the 2018 Science to Practice Award

For her years of work in the field of cognitive remediation, Kathryn Eve Lewandowski, PhD, will be recognized with the 2018 Science to Practice Award. Created in 2013, the award is given annually to “individuals who have done exemplary work taking cognitive remediation from the research lab to the clinical practice setting.” Lewandowski, director of clinical programming for the McLean...

Dost Öngür Named William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry

Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of full professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and has also been selected to serve as the William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Öngür’s impressive and substantial contributions to psychiatric knowledge, to McLean Hospital, and to Harvard Medical School make him the natural choice to be installed in...

Joseph Stoklosa, MD, Named 2018 Recipient of the Jonathan O. Cole Award

Joseph Stoklosa, MD, clinical director of McLean’s Psychotic Disorders Division and assistant program director of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Jonathan O. Cole Award. The annual award—established in 2006, thanks to a gift from the Fleetwing Charitable Foundation—honors Dr. Cole, a former McLean psychiatrist,...

Work at McLean: Nursing

Looking for a job in nursing at McLean? Watch Mary Lou England talk about her employee experience.

Hospital Without Walls for Individuals With Chronic Mental Illness

McLean Hospital’s Chloe Pedalino, LICSW, says that individuals receive “wraparound care while they’re in the hospital, but they don’t always get that care after discharge.” This is one reason McLean is launching its new Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT). The program will bring coordinated, flexible, and customized mental health care to people with...

Family Funds Space for Young Patients to Gather and Heal

Andrew Smith was an avid sports fan. Always a contrarian, he rooted for the team his family wasn’t supporting. He had a quirky sense of humor, loved chatting on the phone, and taking long walks, often stopping for pizza. When he died in 2011 at age 30, after struggling for years with schizophrenia, his family wanted to honor Andrew’s efforts to find his way in the world. Every year...

A Space Young Adults Can Call Their Own

According to social worker Hilary Bye, young adults who have been recently diagnosed with mental illness need more than just treatment. While medications and therapy are important, people need “socialization, wellness, and a sense of community.” However, programs aimed at these needs are hard to find. McLean’s new WellSpace program—made possible thanks to philanthropic...

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

The first psychiatric patient I evaluated—42 years ago—presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that assessment. Schizoaffective disorder encompasses a combination of symptoms of schizophrenic and mood disorders, and such a mixed diagnosis seemed like a...

Graham Family Gift Provides Long Horizon for Neuroscience Research

“In my 20s, I was treated for alcoholism and depression at McLean,” says Stephen Graham, a professor of Victorian Studies at Bard College and member of the McLean National Council. “The staff there saved my life, and for that I have a deep debt of gratitude.” Several family members also have been patients at McLean, he adds. “The Graham family is well disposed toward...

Bruce Cohen is Recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research from the MPS

Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD, director of McLean’s Program for Neuropsychiatric Research, Robertson-Steele professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and president and psychiatrist in chief emeritus of McLean, is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (MPS). Cohen, whose career at McLean spans 40 years, was...

Mallya Selected as Recipient of 2016 Cole Award

Gopinath K. Mallya, MD, medical director of McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Jonathan O. Cole Award. The annual award was established by the Gifford family in 2006 to honor Cole—a former McLean psychiatrist and chief of psychopharmacology who was internationally known for...

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