Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans is associated with worse vascular function, which can increase their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and the affiliated San Francisco VA Health Care System.
UCSF Psychiatry News
April 01, 2016
March 31, 2016
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry was ranked third among departments at public institutions and sixth among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2015, according to annual figures released by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRI).
March 28, 2016
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is moving forward with plans to construct a new building at its Mission Bay campus to support its world-class neuroscience enterprise during a time of great opportunity for advancement in the field, following approval by the UC Regents on Thursday, March 24.
March 23, 2016
After receiving over 500 applications and interviewing more than 75 candidates over a 12-week period, the UCSF General Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome 16 new residents into its Class of 2020.
March 22, 2016
Following a nationwide search, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and UCSF Health are pleased to announce the appointment of Maga E. Jackson-Triche, MD, MSHS, as the inaugural Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair for UCSF Health and Vice President for Adult Behavioral Health Services, UCSF Health, effective June 1, 2016.
Study: Trajectory of depressive symptoms more accurate at identifying dementia risk than individual assessments
March 17, 2016
In a new study published online by JAMA Psychiatry, a research team led by UCSF Psychiatry faculty members has found that patients with high-and-increasing depressive trajectories were almost twice as likely to develop dementia than those with minimal symptoms, even when accounting for other important factors.
March 17, 2016
The San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has expanded its offering of mental health care services with the addition of a same-day clinic. The new clinic is an important part of SFVAMC's continuing efforts to reduce barriers for veterans seeking non-emergency, outpatient mental health care.
March 16, 2016
The UC San Francisco School of Medicine was ranked second for drug and substance abuse research in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools. The rankings also make UCSF the top public university for drug and substance abuse research in the nation.
March 14, 2016
Personal voice assistants are increasingly used by smartphone owners for a range of health questions, but in a new study the telephone conversational agents responded inconsistently and incompletely to simple questions about mental health, rape, and domestic violence.
San Francisco VA providers hold conference on preventing veteran suicide through lethal means safety
March 11, 2016
Approximately 22 veterans end their lives every day, making up over 20% of all suicides in the U.S. Providers in the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) are working to save lives through innovative approaches to suicide prevention.