People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic, according to a new study led by UCSF.
UCSF Psychiatry News
May 24, 2018
A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online quit-smoking program.
May 10, 2018
A new study led by UCSF scientists shows that neurons react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to morphine and heroin, or to purely synthetic opioid drugs, such as fentanyl.
May 08, 2018
While poverty has long been linked with poor health, a study from UCSF has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.
May 07, 2018
Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness, say researchers from UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
May 02, 2018
The 171st Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in New York, NY.
April 23, 2018
First-year psychiatry resident Jennifer Lee, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 PGY-1 Krevans Award for psychiatry by her peers and faculty members at ZSFG.
April 18, 2018
A rear-ender in which the driver’s head slams against the steering wheel or a helmet-to-helmet tussle with an opponent on the football field may increase one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease if concussion results, say researchers from UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
March 29, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the return of its special distinguished visiting lectureship series highlighting the integration of biological sciences and psychiatry in honor of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD.