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The Gunderson Residence of McLean Hospital. Interested applicants should call 888-657-5699.
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Welcome to the Gunderson Residence of McLean Hospital

The Gunderson Residence is a highly specialized self pay treatment program for women with personality disorders, including women whose personality disorders are complicated by one or more other psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, as well as self cutting or other type of self harm. The program offers highly structured, tailored treatment in a comfortable, supportive setting designed to foster independence and optimal functioning. Expert clinical care and psychiatric services are supplemented by the rich community resources for academic, occupational and social opportunities available in the greater Boston area.

The residence is named after John G. Gunderson, MD, founding member and medical director of the McLean Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. A consultant to the residence, Dr. Gunderson is a pioneer in the research and treatment of borderline personality disorder and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a teaching affiliate of McLean Hospital.

Who We Serve

The Gunderson Residence is for women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other severe personality disorders. Borderline personality disorder is often accompanied by other psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, self cutting, and other types of self harm. The program is particularly suited for women who would benefit from the consistent support of treatment while working toward becoming more self reliant.

Residential treatment is for individuals who do not require the intensity and security of an inpatient medical or psychiatric program, but do need the structure of a 24-hour setting and a substance free environment.

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Contact Us

For general information, please call our toll-free number 888.657.5699. Our e-mail is

About McLean Hospital

U.S. News & World Report named McLean America's #1 Hospital for Psychiatry in 2013 . McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare. For more information about McLean visit us on McLeanHospital or follow the hospital on Twitter@McLeanHospital.

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