The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is a world leader in research with a deep and distinguished record of achievement spanning more than half a century. Our world-class psychiatrists, psychologists and neuroscientists explore psychological, biological and social processes as they may affect the cause, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders as well as those that promote health, coping capacity and life satisfaction. We are dedicated to the discovery of better treatments, prevention strategies and cures for neuropsychiatric disorders. Operating in one of the premier biomedical research institutions in the world, our research faculty members are conducting state of the art basic, clinical and translational research aimed at improving the care of people with mental illness.

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