UCSF Psychiatry News


DPBS and CHC to host a Lecture in Honor of Nancy Adler on October 26

October 10, 2023
The UCSF Center for Health and Community and UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host an academic lecture honoring longtime faculty member and pioneering social scientist Nancy E. Adler, PhD, on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
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27th annual Art for AIDS live auction set for October 21

October 06, 2023
Art for AIDS is returning to a new, light-filled, fantastic venue in the Dogpatch—the area dubbed “San Francisco’s coolest neighborhood” by Time Out. Join artists, community partners, corporations, and foundations to support nearly 40 years of pioneering mental health care, HIV prevention and substance use services at the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP).
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Sleep-wake therapy gives new hope for teens with depression

September 29, 2023
Promoting healthy sleep in teen night owls brings adolescents’ biology and school demands in alignment.
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Will a pill help new moms bounce back from postpartum depression?

September 28, 2023
Recommending zuranolone comes with caveats; other drugs and interventions might be better options.
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MDMA’s latest trial results offer hope for patients with PTSD

September 25, 2023
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.

LaFromboise to deliver 2023 Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture on October 11

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
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Seven department members honored by Academy of Medical Educators

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.

Chase Anderson leverages his ‘superpower’ for a better future

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.
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Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital moves to UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center

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.

Fifth Barondes Lecture set for September 19

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.