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McLean Research Shows Exercise Tied to Higher IQ in Women

Previous research has shown that cognitive performance is associated with regular exercise among children and elderly, and now researchers at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital have shown a similar correlation for non-geriatric adult women.

As reported in the current issue of the journal ...

Eleven McLean Hospital Scientists Receive NARSAD Young Investigator Awards

Eleven McLean Hospital researchers have received Young Investigator Awards from The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) grants awards to young investigators pursuing brain and behavior research related to depression, bipolar disorder,...

Suboxone is Most Effective in Treating Painkiller Addiction

Individuals addicted to prescription painkillers are more likely to succeed in treatment with the aid of the medication buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone), report McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers in today's online edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry (doi: 10.1001/...

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

Long-term anabolic steroid use may weaken the heart more than previously thought and may increase the risk of heart failure, according to research reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

Anabolic-androgenic steroids mimic the naturally occurring testosterone...

Randy Auerbach

Randy P. Auerbach, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and at McLean Hospital serves as director of Clinical Research for the Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as director of the Child and Adolescent Mood...

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-...

Courtney Beard

Courtney Beard, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and at McLean Hospital serves as director of the Cognition and Affect Research and Education (CARE) Laboratory and assistant director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital...

Emily Belleau

Emily L. Belleau, PhD, completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently a clinical and research post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD.

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Sabina Berretta

Sabina Berretta, MD, began her research training under the mentorship of Dr. V. Perciavalle at University of Catania, Italy. In 1990, she joined the laboratory directed by Dr. A. M. Graybiel in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, working neural circuitry linking the motor cortex...

J. Bodkin

J. Alexander Bodkin, MD, has been at McLean since 1985. Working with Dr. Jonathan Cole until his death, Dr. Bodkin has long pursued the study of new and old medications for depression and anxiety. His research has focused on underutilized pharmacologic approaches to difficult-to-treat mood and...

Brian Brennan

Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is the medical director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital—a world-renowned intensive residential treatment facility for patients with severe OCD and related...

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