UCSF Psychiatry News

Carol Mathews, MD
March 09, 2015
A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) led by researchers from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that nearly 58 percent will receive two or more such diagnoses.
Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD
March 06, 2015
By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, UC San Francisco researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder.
March 03, 2015
The Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2015-2016 academic year.
982 Mission Street
March 02, 2015
Congratulations to the Citywide staff on three decades of dedicated service to the people and city of San Francisco!
Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD
February 26, 2015
Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD, and colleagues were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, a branch of the Department of Defense, to explore the potential benefits of oxytocin administration to unit cohesion and group dynamics in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and healthy civilians.
February 25, 2015
As mental health courts (MHCs) increasingly accept cases involving more serious charges, are they effective at reducing the risk of future violence incidents among persons with mental disorders?
Nancy Adler, MD
February 23, 2015
A commentary co-authored by Nancy Adler, PhD, and Vanderbilt University’s William W. Stead, MD, calls on electronic health records (EHR) vendors to incorporate social and behavioral data into their products, health systems to adopt its use, and clinicians to incorporate the newly available information into their care of patients
Allison J. Doupe, MD, PhD
February 20, 2015
Colleagues, family and friends of Allison J. Doupe, MD, PhD, gathered on Friday, January 23 on the UCSF Mission Bay campus to the celebrate the life and career of the late professor, Vice Chair for Basic Science Research and director of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience.
Laura Dunn, MD
February 20, 2015
Laura Dunn, MD, has been appointed as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee to Evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Capability Determination Process for Adult Beneficiaries.
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
February 19, 2015
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, will speak to Bay Area parents and other adults about using an integrated approach in understanding learning differences during a special seminar on Thursday, February 26 at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.