UCSF Psychiatry News

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LGBTQ youth first-time offenders at higher risk for distress, self-harm, substance abuse

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.
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Psychiatry residents honor outstanding faculty educators

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.
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Third annual Maternal Mental Health Conference set for Sept. 22

July 06, 2018
UCSF will host its third annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference this fall.
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Diabetes added to high risks for people with severe mental illness

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.
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Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking

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.
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Study may help explain addictive nature of synthetic opioid drugs

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.
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Living in better neighborhood may protect health of kids in poverty

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.
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Dementia risk doubles following concussion, UCSF study shows

May 07, 2018
Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness, say researchers from UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
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UCSF faculty and residents to take part in the 2018 APA Annual Meeting

May 02, 2018
The 171st Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in New York, NY.