Sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone have a profound influence on our bodies. That influence extends to our brains and, to some extent, how we think, feel, and act. The result is the premise of pretty much every romantic comedy ever made: Sometimes men and women confound each other.
UCSF Psychiatry News
December 01, 2021
UCSF partners with Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative to create new mental health care workforce development program for youth and young adults
October 26, 2021
CHANGE SF is a new program that will provide paid work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults in the fields of mental and behavioral health and psychiatry.
October 25, 2021
Suicidal thoughts, “paranoia-like fears,” delusions and “foggy brain” have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Now, a new study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerged.
October 18, 2021
The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held virtually October 18–30, 2021, and numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will take part in this year's event.
October 06, 2021
Three UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — Holly K. Hamilton, PhD; Ryan Rampersaud, MD, PhD; and Frances Xia, PhD — have been awarded 2021 Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in recognition of their work as promising young scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge neurobiological and psychiatric research.
October 04, 2021
UCSF faculty member Amy Byers, PhD, MPH, has been named a Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) Research Career Scientist by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Office of Research and Development.
October 04, 2021
UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.
September 28, 2021
While research has shown that poor cardiovascular health can damage blood flow to the brain increasing the risk for dementia, a new study led by UC San Francisco indicates that poor mental health may also take its toll on cognition.
September 13, 2021
UC San Francisco researcher and clinician Ashley E. Mason, PhD, has been selected by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) as this year's recipient of its Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award.
August 17, 2021
UCSF's Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been selected to receive an NIA Leadership Award for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Research.