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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 in supporting and enhancing clinical care for patients while providing real-time behavioral...

A Picture Can Say 1,000 Words

After taking dozens of photos of trains at commuter rail stations, Susan Camuti finally captured the image she was seeking. Using a specialized app on her smartphone, she transformed the image of an approaching train to depict what her mania feels like. “When I feel manic, it feels like a train is running through my chest—like a rumbling, fast, energizing, but disturbing feeling,...

McLean Hospital and Valera Health Use Smartphones to Engage Patients

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and emerging health tech startup Valera Health are partnering to conduct a clinical trial that will test a new digital technology to support patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The clinical trial, titled “Using mobile technology to improve quality of care in individuals with mental illness,”...

Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Care at the Click of a Mouse

Can Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for major depressive disorder (MDD) replace face-to-face treatment for some patients? That’s the trailblazing question that McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD, and his colleagues set out to answer when they launched their latest study. “The application of iCBT for major depressive disorder is...

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 depression. These are some of the powerful images created by participants in McLean’...

Smartphone App Shows Promise in Its Ability to Provide Support for Those with Mental Illness

Working in partnership with Wellframe, a Boston-based company that enables health plans and providers to better manage risk and amplify existing support resources, McLean Hospital’s Waverley Place community support program successfully completed an important and promising study to gauge the effectiveness of a new smartphone app as a support model for people with severe mental illness....

Increasing Access to Care Through Innovation

Kathryn McHugh, PhD, is determined to increase access to quality mental health care for people in need. Through her research to improve the effectiveness of behavioral therapies and innovative treatment delivery models, such as computer-based treatments, she hopes to address the public health crisis of untreated mental illness across the United States. Kathryn McHugh, PhD“I have seen how...

Linking Lives, Improving Care: Online Tools Provide Added Efficiencies, Enhanced Quality

With the introduction of new technology, McLean is advancing communication, increasing efficiency and uniting clinical, research, and academic staff and faculty in their collective quest to improve the lives of patients and their families. In September 2009, the hospital greatly advanced its electronic medical record-keeping capability with the implementation of a computerized physician order...

Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2018

2018 Technology in Psychiatry Summit: Closing Gaps in Translation will bring together thought leaders in industry, technology, health care, patient advocacy, academic research, and more to build on the promise of technology in the diagnosis and delivery of mental health care. Attendees will examine the current state of mental health care and determine how the use of advanced technology can build...

Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD

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-phenotyping” approaches to understand the nature and underlying biology of mental illnesses,...

Laura Germine, PhD

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

Scott L. Rauch, MD

Scott L. Rauch, MD, is president, psychiatrist in chief, and Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. He is also professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School as well as chair of Psychiatry and Mental Health for Partners HealthCare. Dr. Rauch is past president and current secretary of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. His principal research interests...

Lauren A. Rutter, PhD

Lauren A. Rutter, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology, directed by Laura Germine, PhD, and the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry. She also conducts research with the clinician-scientists in the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program, directed by Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc. Dr. Rutter received her PhD in clinical psychology...

Ipsit Vahia, MD

Ipsit Vahia, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. He is medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital and the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry. His research focuses on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and management of older adults and currently, he oversees a clinical and research program on aging,...

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