UCSF Psychiatry News

July 06, 2020
A new study by UCSF scientists has identified a surprising new way that the brain’s immune cells help it form new memories.
New department logo
July 01, 2020
Since its founding in 1943, the University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Psychiatry has been comprised of professionals representing a wide variety of allied behavioral health fields. Now, the department’s name will officially reflect that.
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June 29, 2020
The LGBTQ+ communities have experienced increased anxiety and depression since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who haven’t struggled with these conditions before, according to researchers at UCSF.
Hands folded on top of a walking stick
June 24, 2020
Older adults with chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract may develop dementia more than seven years earlier than those without the condition, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan.
Child using a tablet device
June 15, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first video game therapeutic as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, based on research by UCSF’s Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD.
Seated man holding a hand to the side of his head
June 15, 2020
Older men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF.
Brain waves
May 29, 2020
A new UCSF study has pinpointed a specific pattern of brain waves that underlies the ability to let go of old, irrelevant learned associations to make way for new updates.
April 28, 2020
UC San Francisco neuroscientist and Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
April 13, 2020
Following an extensive national search initiated last year, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry has appointed Daniel Becker, MD, as its inaugural Vice Chair for Strategy, effective July 1, 2020.
Person using a laptop
April 10, 2020
The coronavirus crisis is testing the limits of the health care system, the global economy and many facets of American business, media, and culture. As this social upheaval filters into family life, it can be traumatic for older adults, children, and people with mental health issues.