UCSF Psychiatry News

September 05, 2018
Scientists have struggled for decades to crack the code of psychiatric disorders, but advances in understanding the biology of these conditions have not led to a successful new therapy in 70 years. Now a group of biologists, psychiatrists, and geneticists led by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Gladstone Institutes is leveraging that progress to forge a new path toward novel treatments for these conditions.
Illustration of brain and human body
September 04, 2018
UC San Francisco experts on environmental exposures, social adversity, and health policy will lead "The Exposome and Metabolic Health" on Friday, September 21 in the UCSF Laurel Heights Auditorium from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (PT).
August 28, 2018
On Friday, September 21, the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP) will hold the 22nd edition of its celebrated art auction fundraiser, Art for AIDS, at the City View in San Francisco.
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.