Mclean Hospital

Psychotic Disorders Related Content


30 Years of Inspiration and Mentorship

Mary Lou England, RN, came to McLean Hospital at age 23, right out of nursing school, and she never left. Now, almost 31 years later, she serves as a clinical coordinator for the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program. “My career has been shaped and influenced by the many women I have encountered over the years,” said England. “It’s been a long career, but I plan on sticking around...

One Nurse’s Commitment to Learning and Teaching Every Day

“At our program, you learn from your coworkers and you learn from your patients every day,” said Florence Morin, RN, a clinical coordinator for McLean Hospital’s Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program, known as AB2. “Also, in our job, you’re always educating people—coworkers, patients, and their families. It’s very rewarding.” Morin works at an inpatient program that specializes in...

Exploring the Intersection of Cognition and Severe Mental Illness

For Kathryn Eve Lewandowski, PhD, events like Women’s History Month can encourage organizations to increase their support for women professionals. “I think that it’s tremendously important that institutions like McLean take time to highlight the work that women are doing every day, and the many ways that women contribute to the community,” she said. “It can serve to provide female role models and...

Big Data Study Identifies Drugs That Increase Risk of Psychosis in Youth With ADHD

Certain drugs prescribed to teens and young adults with ADHD increase their risk of psychosis, say researchers at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Approximately 5 million individuals in the US under the age of 25 are prescribed these drugs for the treatment of ADHD. The researchers evaluated the two most common ADHD treatments and found that, although the risk of psychosis is low, it...

Podcast: Relationships and Mental Health With Kirsten Bolton

As Valentine’s Day draws near, love is in the air and on our minds. Today, Trevor talks candidly about the difficulty his mental illnesses can cause in his dating life. Then we talk to Kirsten Bolton, LICSW, program director of McLean OnTrack (8:01) who discusses romantic and familial relationships and how mental illness diagnoses can affect them. She also recalls a patient struggling with the...

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% of its scientists following a...

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 OnTrackTM...

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 this prestigious endowed...

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, and is intended to...

Pages