UCSF Psychiatry News

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Books by Lieberman, Seligman take a look at early life development

January 17, 2018
Two new books written by UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry members are exploring the world of early childhood.
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Sexually abused children at higher risk for subtype of PTSD

January 03, 2018
Young children who experience traumatic events such as physical or verbal abuse, family violence or loss of a parent or family member may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with dissociative features (PTSD-DISS).
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Work on genetic risk factors for Tourette disorder hailed as one of Neuron's top papers for 2016-2017

January 03, 2018
The work of research team led in part by UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry scientists has been recognized by Neuron with inclusion on the journal's “Best of 2016-2017” list.
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UCSF Psychiatry to host 13th annual Wallerstein Lecture on March 21

December 08, 2017
The University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry will host its 13th annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, March 21, 8 from 1-5 p.m. in Cole Hall Auditorium on the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.
Aditi Deshpande, PhD

New genetic models of autism point to cellular roots of disease

December 05, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.
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Three child psychologists join faculty ranks in December

December 04, 2017
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome three child psychologists to its academic faculty this month.
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Anderson and Morgan receive CTSI Resident Research Funding Awards

November 29, 2017
A pair of resident physicians in the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program have been chosen to receive Fall 2017 Resident Clinical and Translational Research Funding Awards.
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Stress in pregnancy linked to changes in infant’s nervous system, less smiling, less resilience

November 22, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth, and may have subtle effects on temperament, resulting in less smiling and engagement, as well as diminished ability to regulate emotions.
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Renée Binder selected to receive prestigious Isaac Ray Award

November 21, 2017
UCSF's Renée Binder, MD, has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Isaac Ray Award by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

UCSF Psychiatry hosts 2017 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event

November 20, 2017
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, along with the San Francisco chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), hosted a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 18, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.