A new study from UCSF found that those suffering from moderate or severe PTSD who took MDMA, paired with psychotherapy sessions, were about twice as likely to recover from their trauma as those who took a placebo.
UCSF Psychiatry News
September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023
Noted ethnic identity, multicultural counseling, and adolescent mental health researcher Teresa LaFromboise, PhD, will deliver the 18th Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Wednesday, October 11, 2023
September 15, 2023
Seven educators in the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences were selected this year for recognition by the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (AME), with two becoming academy members and another five saluted for excellence in teaching.
August 28, 2023
While sometimes afraid to do so, Chase Anderson, MD, speaks his mind anyway — and with good reason. The assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UCSF School of Medicine lives with a history of depression and anxiety, tragically attempting suicide twice when he was younger. Now in remission, Anderson is focused on leveraging his past trauma and using his current platform to alleviate those same challenges for others in his care and beyond.
August 17, 2023
California’s first modern neuropsychiatric institute will reopen on August 19 in a state-of-the-art center for inpatient and intensive outpatient mental health care at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.
August 14, 2023
The fifth Samuel Barondes Lecture in Biological Psychiatry will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, and will feature Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, one of the world's leading figures in the areas of molecular pharmacology, GPCR structure, and function and synthetic neurobiology.
August 09, 2023
Postdoctoral research fellow Shuyu Wang, MD, PhD, has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 A.P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and Leadership Award, a highly competitive program provides up to three years of funding for research training and career development programs.
August 02, 2023
Investigators at UC San Francisco and UC Irvine have been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Aging for more than $16 million to improve the representation of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) adults in aging, caregiving, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) research.
August 01, 2023
For the ninth 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 treatment.
July 31, 2023
The 2023 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) will be held Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5, 2023, featuring in-person presentations at Washington D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center.