UCSF Psychiatry News

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UCSF partners with Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative to create new mental health care workforce development program for youth and young adults

October 26, 2021
CHANGE SF is a new program that will provide paid work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults in the fields of mental and behavioral health and psychiatry.
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'Turncoat' antibodies may be connected with severe psychiatric symptoms following COVID-19

October 25, 2021
Suicidal thoughts, “paranoia-like fears,” delusions and “foggy brain” have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Now, a new study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerged.
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UCSF experts to take part in the 68th AACAP Annual Meeting

October 18, 2021
The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held virtually October 18–30, 2021, and numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will take part in this year's event.
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Hamilton, Rampersaud, and Xia named 2021 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 06, 2021
Three UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — Holly K. Hamilton, PhD; Ryan Rampersaud, MD, PhD; and Frances Xia, PhD — have been awarded 2021 Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in recognition of their work as promising young scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge neurobiological and psychiatric research.
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Treating severe depression with on-demand brain stimulation

October 04, 2021
UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.
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Happiness in early adulthood may protect against dementia

September 28, 2021
While research has shown that poor cardiovascular health can damage blood flow to the brain increasing the risk for dementia, a new study led by UC San Francisco indicates that poor mental health may also take its toll on cognition.
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UCSF ranked among top in the nation for adult psychiatric care for the seventh year in a row

July 26, 2021
For the seventh year in a row, UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have been recognized as one of the nation's top centers for adult psychiatry in the U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 Best Hospitals survey.
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program named among the five best in U.S. by physicians

July 20, 2021
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has once again been noted as one of the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released on July 20, 2021, by physician social networking site Doximity.
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Campaign aims to increase mental health resilience in the UCSF community

June 23, 2021
Disability – and specifically mental health challenges – touches or will touch many people at some point in their lives. The goal of the Faces of Ability II – Mental Health Resilience campaign is to humanize and bring attention to mental health.
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The best treatment for insomnia usually isn’t a pill

May 28, 2021
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. The fear, loss, isolation, and exhaustion of living through a pandemic — alongside a fire hose of economic, political, and racial traumas — have upended the peaceful slumber of millions of Americans.