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Recent McLean Research Publications – August 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Working memory and salivary brain-derived neurotrophic factor as developmental predictors of cocaine seeking in male and female rats Jordan CJ, Andersen SL. Addiction Biology. 2017 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] GluA4 dependent...

Recent McLean Research Publications – July 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Distinct trajectories of cortisol response to prolonged acute stress are linked to affective responses and hippocampal gray matter volume in healthy females Admon R, Treadway MT, Valeri L, Mehta M, Douglas S, Pizzagalli DA. Journal of...

Recent McLean Research Publications – June 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Effects of acute and chronic treatments with dopamine D2 and D3 receptor ligands on cocaine versus food choice in rats Thomsen M, Barrett AC, Butler P, Negus SS, Caine SB. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 2017 Jul;...

Recent McLean Research Publications – May 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Muscarinic receptor M4 positive allosteric modulators attenuate central effects of cocaine Dall C, Weikop P, Dencker D, Molander AC, Wörtwein G, Conn PJ, Fink-Jensen A, Thomsen M. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2017 May 16;176:154-...

Recent McLean Research Publications – April 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Conflict-related dorsomedial frontal cortex activation during healthy food decisions is associated with increased cravings for high-fat foods Smith R, Alkozei A, Killgore WDS. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 2017 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of...

Recent McLean Research Publications – March 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Reprising Ramadan-related angina pectoris: a potential strategy for risk reduction Siegel AJ, Bhatti NA, Wasfy JH. American Journal of Case Reports. 2016 Nov 10;17:841-844. The prescription opioid addiction treatment study: what have...

Recent McLean Research Publications – February 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Genetic approaches for the study of PTSD: advances and challenges Banerjee SB, Morrison FG, Ressler KJ. Neuroscience Letters. 2017 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] Characterizing cognitive heterogeneity on the schizophrenia-bipolar...

Recent McLean Research Publications – January 2017

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Multivariate characterization of white matter heterogeneity in autism spectrum disorder Dean DC, Lange N, Travers BG, Prigge MB, Matsunami N, Kellett KA, Freeman A, Kane KL, Adluru N, Tromp DP, Destiche DJ, Samsin D, Zielinski BA,...

Recent McLean Research Publications – December 2016

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Attending to timely contingencies: promoting physical activity uptake among adults with serious mental illness with an exercise-for-mood vs. an exercise-for-fitness prescription Hearon BA, Beard C, Kopeski LM, Smits JA, Otto MW, Bj...

Recent McLean Research Publications – November 2016

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Commentary to Nicastro et al. (2016), Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation. Perroud N, Kramer U. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation. 2016 Nov 22;3:15. The threshold theory for Parkinson...

Recent McLean Research Publications – October 2016

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. A naturalistic, multi-site study of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy for depression Taylor SF, Bhati MT, Dubin MJ, Hawkins JM, Lisanby SH, Morales O, Reti IM, Sampson S, Short EB, Spino C, Watcharotone K, Wright J....

New Clues: Predicting Opioid Misuse in Patients on Long-Term Therapy

An estimated 20 percent of all patients presenting with non-cancer related pain at a physician’s office are prescribed opioids, but which of these patients, especially those who use the medicine long-term to control chronic pain, are likely to become addicted? Understanding the characteristics of such patients could arm doctors with important insight that could change the face of today...

2016-2017 Fellowships Awarded to 12 McLean Hospital Researchers

McLean Hospital has announced the award recipients of one pre-doctoral and 11 post-doctoral fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. These fellowships are made possible by a combination of generous support from donors and McLean’s internal funding resources. The hospital is grateful to its donors, whose philanthropic investments exemplify their trust in the many talented investigators...

Philanthropy Drives Research in Geriatric Psychiatry

Like so often in philanthropy, the Rogers Family Foundation’s giving began with the personal and grew into something far-reaching and sustaining. The “personal” was the relationship the late Jacqueline Rogers, who suffered from dementia, developed years ago with her geriatric psychiatrist, Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, who today is chief of McLean’s Center of Excellence in...

Psychiatrists Without Borders: Collaborating Across Cultures

Language barriers and cultural differences had little effect as McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School scientists and their colleagues from the Chinese Society of Psychiatry convened in early October to launch the first conference of the McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). The three-day conference, held at McLean’s Belmont, Massachusetts, campus,...

Uncovering the Mysteries of Marijuana

With a drive to better understand the effects of medical marijuana, in 2014, Staci Gruber, PhD, launched a landmark new program known as the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program. Made possible thanks to an initial gift from best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell, MIND is focused on exploring the effects of medical marijuana on cognition, brain structure, and...

The Roads Oft-Traveled: An Update on OCD Research

The beginnings of 2016 have been exciting times for the OCDI Office of Clinical Assessment and Research, as we expand the scope, scale, and impact of our work. Recent weeks have seen the lab make a big dissemination push at McLean Research Day and at the upcoming ADAA conference, along with efforts to statistically validate and publish internally-developed symptom and process-related measures. We...

Assistant Psychiatrist in Division of Geriatric Psychiatry to Receive Prestigious AAGP Award

Jennifer R. Gatchel, MD, PhD, assistant psychiatrist in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Member-in-Training Research Award. She joined the division in 2015 and focuses her work on cognitive changes in older adults with depression and...

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