UCSF Psychiatry News

August 14, 2018
For the fourth year in a row, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and UCSF Medical Center have been ranked among the nation's top centers for adult psychiatry in U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Hospitals survey.
San Francisco
August 07, 2018
The 2018 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) will be held Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12, 2018 in San Francisco.
Person being handcuffed
August 01, 2018
Adolescents who identified as non-heterosexual are significantly over-represented among first-time offenders, according to a new study that examined sexual orientation, gender expression and mental health among young people who are involved in the justice system, but are not incarcerated.
Golden apple
July 10, 2018
To close out the 2017-2018 academic year, resident physicians in the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program selected 12 department educators to honor for their outstanding commitment and dedication to education.
Woman and newborn
July 06, 2018
UCSF will host its third annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference this fall.
Diabetes testing
June 15, 2018
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.
Cigarette being snapped in half
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.
Illustration of neurons firing in the human brain
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.
Children in park
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.