The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is a world leader in research with a deep and distinguished record of achievement spanning more than half a century. Its many investigators explore psychological, biological, and social processes as they may affect the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders as well as those that promote health, coping capacity, and life satisfaction. The Department has world-class psychiatrists, psychologists, and neuroscientists. We are dedicated to the discovery of better treatments, prevention strategies, and cures of neuropsychiatric disorders. Operating in one of the premier biomedical research institutions in the world, our research faculty members are conducting state of the art basic and translational research aimed at improving the care of people with mental illness.