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Brain Training Shows Promise for Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have discovered for the first time that computerized brain training can result in improved cognitive skills in individuals with bipolar disorder.

In a paper published in the October 17, 2017, edition of The Journal of Clinical...

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

Digital technology isn’t just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults.

How do older adults use technology?

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Using Digital Imagery, MyMoments Program Helps Enable Powerful Expression

A screen saver depicting hands of support becomes a much-needed reminder that family and friends are nearby. A photo of tangled phone cords helps to communicate how a manic cycle of bipolar disorder is experienced. An image of a disorderly living room serves as a visual warning sign of an upcoming cycle of...

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care

In today’s world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care—specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are asking.

Ideally, technology should create a sensible balance...

Justin Baker

Justin T. Baker, PhD, has a background in neuroscience and clinical psychiatry. He is currently the director of functional neuroimaging and bioinformatics for the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program at McLean Hospital. His research uses both large-scale studies and “deep-...

Laura Germine

Laura Germine, PhD, is the assistant director of the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, the director of the Brain and Cognitive Health Technology Laboratory at McLean Hospital, and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Germine received her BA in neurobiology from UC...

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