During the month of March, Massachusetts General Hospital is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting our outstanding women scientists, physicians and staff members. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing a few of their profiles, and be sure to visit the women’s history month landing page to see the full series. Daphne Holt, MD, PhD […]
If you want to reduce your level of stress and anxiety in 2018, our imaging studies have shown that the regular practice of meditation can change how the brain works.
Jennifer Gatchel MD, PhD, is a geriatric psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital and an investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General. She works with adults ages 60 and over to help them cope with life’s transitions. Read more about her research. Although dementia is on the rise, it is not […]
Mass General Researchers Find That Early Treatment for ADHD May Lessen Risk of Substance Abuse Disorders
Mass General researcher Timothy Wilens, PhD, has found that the earlier children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive treatment with stimulants, the less likely they are to use marijuana or develop a substance use disorder (SUD). Dr. Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and director of the Center for […]
Gatchel Untangles the Causes of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms and Loss of Brain Function in Aging Populations
Mass General geriatric psychiatrist Jennifer Gatchel MD, PhD, is working to unravel the connections between mental illness and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The people we encounter early in life can often have a profound impact on our future. For Massachusetts General Hospital psychologist Dr. Kamryn Eddy, a childhood friend influenced her career trajectory. “I had a close friend in high school who had anorexia,” says Dr. Eddy. “As a result, she had a number of health concerns, […]
Brain Imaging Studies Provide New Insights into Biological Basis of Behaviors in Schizophrenia and Autism
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using brain imaging technology to learn more about how individuals with autism and schizophrenia view the world through different lenses. Imagine sitting alone in an empty movie theater. Just before the film starts, another person comes in and takes the seat right next to you, even though there are […]
Editor’s Note: This summer we have two communications interns working with us to write stories about research at the hospital and their experiences being part of the hospital community. This is a post by our intern Shika Lakshman, a student at Emerson College . Video games. We all play them, whether it’s Candy Crush on the […]