UCSF Psychiatry News

Barondes in 1992

New oral history explores the life and career of pioneering psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes

January 03, 2022
The UC Berkeley Bancroft Library's Oral History Center has released a new comprehensive oral history chronicling the life and career of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD.

In Memoriam: Jeree H. Pawl, PhD

December 17, 2021
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences mourns the passing and celebrates the life of Dr. Jeree H. Pawl, who passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021.
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Digital therapy for prenatal insomnia may prevent postpartum depression

December 15, 2021
A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
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Brizendine: Hormones play a key role in shaping our romantic and sexual relationships

December 01, 2021
Sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone have a profound influence on our bodies. That influence extends to our brains and, to some extent, how we think, feel, and act. The result is the premise of pretty much every romantic comedy ever made: Sometimes men and women confound each other.
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UCSF partners with Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative to create new mental health care workforce development program for youth and young adults

October 26, 2021
CHANGE SF is a new program that will provide paid work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults in the fields of mental and behavioral health and psychiatry.
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'Turncoat' antibodies may be connected with severe psychiatric symptoms following COVID-19

October 25, 2021
Suicidal thoughts, “paranoia-like fears,” delusions and “foggy brain” have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Now, a new study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerged.
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UCSF experts to take part in the 68th AACAP Annual Meeting

October 18, 2021
The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held virtually October 18–30, 2021, and numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will take part in this year's event.
Holly K. Hamilton, PhD; Ryan Rampersaud, MD, PhD; and Frances Xia, PhD

Hamilton, Rampersaud, and Xia named 2021 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 06, 2021
Three UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — Holly K. Hamilton, PhD; Ryan Rampersaud, MD, PhD; and Frances Xia, PhD — have been awarded 2021 Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in recognition of their work as promising young scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge neurobiological and psychiatric research.

Byers receives VA Research Career Scientist Award

October 04, 2021
UCSF faculty member Amy Byers, PhD, MPH, has been named a Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) Research Career Scientist by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Office of Research and Development.
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Treating severe depression with on-demand brain stimulation

October 04, 2021
UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.