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Fighting Parkinson's In The Lab

McLean Hospital | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

I have always been interested in the human brain and have dedicated my career to investigating this complex organ to better understand neurodegenerative diseases, and to use our research findings to develop treatments, and one day, cures.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

The Bearable Lightness of Being Earnest

Farsh Askari | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

I will eternally detest everything about OCD, but it brought me to McLean and there I met Will. Consequently, I not only gained the tools to live free of OCD's constant grip, but also to just live.

A Life With OCD

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Saying it feels odd calling home as a patient in a mental institution is an understatement. Yet not long ago, that's what I found myself doing.