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Neurotherapeutics Clinic Opens at McLean SouthEast in Middleborough

In an effort to deliver cutting-edge therapies to patients with major depression with convenient access to their local communities, McLean Hospital is expanding its treatment services with the opening of a neurotherapeutics clinic at the McLean SouthEast campus at 52 Oak Street in Middleborough...

Video: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Suicide Prevention

Nolan Williams, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, presents as part of the 2022 Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment: An Update for Professionals course. Jump To Slides Resources Speaker biography Clinical Utilization of TMS In his work, Williams has combined accelerated theta bursts...

Fighting Depression: TMS and ECT are Sought-After Treatments

Elizabeth See struggled with depression for more than a decade when, in November 2014, she was diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the kidneys and lungs. A tennis professional, she suddenly found her livelihood and passion restricted by physical constraints...

A TMS Patient Loses Hope Midway Through Her Treatment

My name is Amy Widding, and I have been working as a nurse in the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutic Program (PNP) for almost three years. I work two days a week in the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic and once a week in the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) clinic. I began here as a new...

Depression Treatment Is ‘A Miracle’ For One Patient

Martha Keith leans back in what looks like a dentist chair as Heather Gallagher, RN, takes scalp measurements to pinpoint exactly where electric pulses will be aimed. Gallagher then brings a nearby machine’s electromagnetic coil next to Keith’s head and turns on the device. Keith closes her eyes and...

Staff Profile: Tracy Barbour, MD

Tracy Barbour, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at McLean’s Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program. Her research interests include looking at ways of improving treatment outcomes using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) through individualized treatment planning. Previously, she served as chief...

Staff Profile: Sabra Sullivan, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Sabra Sullivan, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at McLean SouthEast at Oak Street’s Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program. Ms. Sullivan began her career working in inpatient medical-surgical and psychiatric settings, then served as an inpatient nurse...

Staff Profile: Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC

Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC, has been a nurse practitioner in the Internal Medicine Department at McLean Hospital for over 25 years. Her clinical practice has focused on health promotion and disease prevention for psychiatric patients. She has worked with inpatients, residential patients and...

Staff Profile: Violeta Valdivia, MD

Violeta Valdivia, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at McLean’s Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service. She completed one year of post-residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital for electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. Dr, Valdivia also evaluates patients for...

Staff Profile: Roger Pottanat, MD

Roger Pottanat, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with over seven years of practicing in the community. He is passionate about providing comprehensive and novel treatment options to patients with challenging psychiatric disorders. At McLean, Dr. Pottanat is the associate medical director of...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service

The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with depression, particularly treatment-resistant depression. Our program uses TMS to treat severe depression and is particularly helpful for people with depression who have not...