Overview

Departments

Psychiatry

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Adult psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental health and media
  • Psychiatric Education
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Children's Hospital Boston|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Gender
Male

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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).

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News & Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

Contact

Psychiatry-Outpatient Department
One Bowdoin Street
7th Floor
Boston MA, 02114-2927
Phone 1: 617-726-8471
Fax: 617-724-8690

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