UCSF Psychiatry News

Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
December 18, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address the acute shortage of mental health services for children and adolescents in Oakland and the East Bay, which reflects a nationwide shortage.
Person putting their head in their hands
December 17, 2018
Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease and high blood pressure to arthritis, headaches, back pain and stomach upset, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity, according to the new research.
Department logo
December 17, 2018
We sadly announce the death of Linda Perlin Alperstein, LCSW, on November 20, 2018, following a short hospitalization at the age of 80.
December 14, 2018
Using cutting-edge statistical models to analyze data from nearly 2,000 families with an autistic child, a multi-institute research team discovered tens of thousands of rare mutations in noncoding DNA sequences and assessed if these contribute to autism spectrum disorder.
Veteran standing in field in front of a flag
December 12, 2018
Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions, according to a new study.
Research paper
December 06, 2018
Four UCSF Psychiatry faculty members have been recognized as scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through the publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.
Book cover
November 16, 2018
A book written by UCSF and UC Berkeley professor Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, has been selected by American Book Fest as the recipient of its 2018 Best Book Award for Autobiography/Memoirs, as well as a finalist in the Psychology and Mental Health category.
Illustration of a brain
November 08, 2018
Newly published research by UCSF has begun to fill these gaps in our understanding of the neuroscience of mood by continuously recording brain activity for a week or more in human volunteers and linking their day-to-day mood swings to specific patterns of brain activity.
November 05, 2018
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has announced that Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, will receive this year's Science Educator Award, one of the organization's prestigious Science Education and Outreach Awards.
Symposium logo
November 05, 2018
The 2018 UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Symposium, hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine, will be held on Friday, November 9, in New York City.