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Eugene Victor Beresin, MD

Director, MGH/McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Prg.

Medical Director, MGH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic

  • Phone: 617-726-8471
Departments
Department of Psychiatry

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Adult psychiatry
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Eating disorders
Mental health and media
Psychiatric Education
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency, Children's Hospital Boston
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Eugene V. Beresin, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Mass. General Hospital and McLean Hospital.

Dr. Beresin is Executive Director of the new Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds: Developing Resilience through Engagement, Awareness and Media (DREAM) that provides public mental health education for parents and those who work with youth and young adults. Its website is aimed at fostering resilience, preventing mental illness and helping those with psychiatric disorders understand how to get the best possible help.

Dr. Beresin is Director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media. He is Director of the Elizabeth Thatcher Acampora Endowment, an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved youth and families in three community settings. Dr. Beresin served as a leader for many national organizations and has won a number of local and national teaching awards. He is director of the year-long required Harvard Medical School third year course, Patient Doctor III that focuses on reflective practice, ethics, professionalism and the patient-doctor relationship. He is Associate Editor and Media Editor for Academic Psychiatry and Associate Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and has published numerous papers and chapters in a wide variety of topics.

Dr. Beresin has consulted to a variety of television shows including ER and Law and Order SVU. He was Consultant to the Emmy Award winning HBO children's specials, Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales (2000), Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001 (2003) and Classical Baby (2005). He co-produced a Parenting Resource website for abcnews.com. He was script consultant, expert, and actor in Brains on Trial, a PBS NOVA broadcast (2013).

The meaning of mean

To many, bullying can seem like a rite of passage in childhood. But while it may be fairly commonplace, is bullying really "just kids being kids"? For some victims, the negative effects can last a lifetime, and those who engage in bullying are demonstrating deeper-set issues themselves.

Adjusting to College Life: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Gene Beresin, MD, and Steve Schlozman, MD from the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents and students on how to handle the stresses associated with college life

Back to school sleep adjustments can be helpful for children

As the summer days wind down, many parents prepare to ready their children for the changes that a new school year brings. Among the things parents may want to do is help their child adjust to a new sleep schedule prior to the first day of school.

Wondering if you are “Facebook Depressed”? It’s not that simple.

Eugene Beresin MD, Director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Associate Director Tristan Gorrindo MD, discuss a new phenomenon known as Facebook Depression.

Talking to Kids about the Movie Theater Shooting in Colorado

Gene Beresin, MD, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media and medical director of the MGH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, shares advice on how to talk to children and teenagers about the recent shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, CO.

Back to School Psychology 101: Tips for Parents

Steve Schlozman, MD, and Gene Beresin, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents on helping their teens and young children transition back to school.

Back to School Psychology 101: Tips for Parents

Steve Schlozman, MD, and Gene Beresin, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents on helping their teens and young children transition back to school.

Taking a Deep Breath: Avoiding Holiday Stress

Gene Beresin, MD, and Steve Schlozman, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents on managing holiday stress.

How Can Parents Help Children After a National Tragedy?

Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, shares advice on how to talk to children and teenagers after a national tragedy.

Research Shows Violent Media Do Not Cause Violent Behavior

Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, and Steve Schlozman, MD, examine research that shows no causal relationship between violent games and violent behavior. They also offer advice for parents on TV watching and video game playing.

MGH expert: How to talk to kids in wake of attacks

Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at the MGH and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, shares advice on how to talk to children after the Boston Marathon explosion incident.

Knowledge is power

After years of planning and thanks to the help of generous donors, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds: Developing Resilience through Engagement, Awareness and Media (DREAM) is a reality.

Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-8471
Fax: 617-726-9136

Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-8471
Fax: 617-726-9136

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