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A free educational program for patients, families and friends.
Now in its 15th year, this exciting event will offer an update on new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families.
In the morning, participants will learn about risk and resilience pertaining to vulnerable youth, as well as early intervention for first episode psychosis. The afternoon will feature a talk on autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, we will also feature a panel of families who will share their experience with, helping loved ones recovering from psychosis.
Our last talk will focus on transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a new treatment approach for psychiatric disorders.
Welcome and IntroductionDaphne J. Holt, MD, PhDOliver Freudenreich, MD
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia: Shared Traits and TreatmentDrew C. Coman, PhD
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A New Treatment Approach for Psychiatric DisordersTracy Barbour, MD
Accepting New Patients
The Department of Psychiatry was established in 1934. In the course of eight decades, its scientists and clinicians have made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of mental health disorders. Today, the department includes more than 600 affiliated psychiatrists and psychologists and has the largest clinical research program in the hospital, which includes research in neuroscience, genetics, and the assessment of new and established treatments for mental health disorders.
The Mass General Department of Psychiatry has been named the #1 psychiatry department in the country by U.S. News and World Report 18 times.
For more than 30 years, the Freedom Trail Clinic, located in the Eric Lindemann Mental Health Center, has provided clinical services to chronically mentally ill individuals, the majority of whom have schizophrenia as a part of Mass General's Schizophrenia Program.
At the Freedom Trail Clinic, we strive to improve long-term health and quality of life for patients with schizophrenia and severe mental illness through a multidisciplinary approach that stresses collaboration with community agencies. Patients receive care provided by Mass General clinicians in collaboration with the North Suffolk Mental Health Association. This partnership has served as a laboratory for bringing cutting-edge, research-based specialized treatment to this patient population and as a training center for psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses to become experts in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Many patients have received treatment at the Freedom Trail Clinic for most of their adult lives, so it is not unusual to encounter a patient who has been coming to the Freedom Trail Clinic for 20 years or more. In the past year, clinical care has been provided to approximately 600 patients in addition to roughly 60 other patients and families who come annually from across the United States and abroad for consultations.
The Mass General Psychiatry Academy was launched in 2005 to bring high quality continuing medical education to psychiatrists, primary care doctors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals around the world through live programming and online. The Psychiatry Academy also now provides education for individuals, families, non-professional caregivers, and the community about mental health, translating the latest research advances into practical information to help people work with their doctors toward the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment results.
Learn more about our patient and family programs.
Lynda Reid, PMP, Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Grace Shanks, Administrative Coordinator, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Rose Desilets, Business Manager & Registrar, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jane Pimental, MPH, Managing Director, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital
The Starr Center Auditorium Massachusetts General Hospital185 Cambridge Street, 2nd FloorBoston, MA 02114
Due to the increasing demands of patient and patient visitor parking, Mass General is no longer able to support event parking in the Fruit Street, Parkman Street, Yawkey or Charles River Plaza garages. Because of the hospital’s close proximity to the Charles/Mass General Red Line Station, the use of public transportation whenever possible for all events is highly recommended.
Note: Parking will no longer be discounted or validated free of charge.
Take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH or the Green Line or Orange line to North Station.
Charitable contributions are an increasingly important source of support for research, professional and public education and clinical care. Our community education programs are made possible by the generosity of individual and foundation donors. We welcome and appreciate contributions of any size and maintain donor confidentiality at all times.
To make a gift to support the public education programs of the Department of Psychiatry, please contact the Mass General Development Office by phone at 617-726-2200 or visit us online.
For information on specific needs and giving opportunities, please call the Director of Development for Psychiatry at 617-724-8799.
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