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Addressing the Consequences of Gun Violence & Trauma

One month ago today, our country was once again devastated by a senseless act of gun violence that has left the entire nation grieving the loss of innocent lives and thrown us into heated debates about constitutional rights, arming teachers, and mental illness and violence. I applaud the millions of students who...

“Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Hosted by Martin Bohus, MD, Heidelberg University, Germany

Over half of patients with BPD also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Bohus, an expert clinician and researcher, will discuss this co-occurrence between BPD and PTSD. He will elaborate on the evidence-based...

Bringing Trauma to Light

Emotional trauma has long been a part of the human experience, but it has only been in recent decades that we have begun to comprehend and study its effects.

“We owe much of our current understanding about the impact of trauma to...

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...

Post-Traumatic Stress and Related Disorders 2018 Conference

McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School are pleased to offer this comprehensive conference on post-traumatic stress and related disorders. This intensive, two-day course brings together some of the foremost authorities in the field, with expertise in not just the science of this disorder, but the...

LEADER Program: Helping First Responders and Military from Across the US

First responders are always quick to assist others, but are among the last to seek help themselves. In 2014, McLean Hospital launched a program with the goal of changing that trend.

Following the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent manhunt that turned the city from a bustling metropolis...

Helping Those in the Line of Duty

The LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) program has grown substantially in volume and scope since it was launched in 2013 following the Boston Marathon bombing, according to McLean’s Chief Medical Officer...

PTSD: Can Genetics Affect Your Risk?

A majority of the US population is exposed to a psychological trauma during their life. For certain people, such as police officers, firefighters, or soldiers, the risk of experiencing trauma is even greater. However, only a fraction of those...

Potential New Treatment for PTSD Discovered

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders.

“In our study, we found that xenon gas has the capability of reducing...

Veterans Day Feature: John Rodolico

John Rodolico, PhD, treats adolescents with a variety of issues ranging from substance abuse to anxiety disorders. What some people might not know is that Rodolico is not only a psychologist at McLean but he was also a medical officer in the US...

Department of Defense Grant Looks At Nicotine’s Role in PTSD

Researchers at McLean’s Behavioral Genetics Lab are using animal models to study the effects of nicotine on vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a study funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). While the three-year, $600,000 study still has a year left to go, preliminary findings...

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