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Department of Psychiatry in the News

12/8/2016
A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University o ...
11/22/2016
Laboratory Equipment

​Features Jonathan Sebat, PhD

11/22/2016
Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Seba ...
11/21/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Carla Marienfeld, MD

11/9/2016
CNN

Features Igor Grant, MD

11/7/2016
Huffington Post

​Features Dilip Jeste, MD

11/7/2016
CBS 8

​Features Thomas Marcotte, PhD

10/27/2016
Selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors are a popular and effective treatment for depression and anxiety disorders but they must be taken with caution.
10/26/2016
USA Today

​Features UC San Diego Center for Medical Cannabis Research

10/24/2016
KPBS

​Features Linda Hill, MD, MPH, and Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD

10/19/2016
In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the S ...
9/20/2016
Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers at University of Californi ...
9/9/2016
In a novel controlled clinical trial, participants in a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program that featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages experienced measurable decreases in a ...
8/30/2016
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified 34 neural factors that predict adolescent alcohol consumption. The list, based upon complex algorithms analyzin ...
8/29/2016
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, using a variety of te ...
8/24/2016
While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of ...
8/10/2016
In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers at University of California San Diego, with colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
7/13/2016
The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, ...
7/5/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally c ...
7/4/2016
Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a st ...
6/30/2016
Christine Frey (left) found help for her diagnosis of early psychosis with Kristin Cadenhead, MD, director of the Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation Program.
5/11/2016
Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ...
5/11/2016
In a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers, scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may be associated with an increased risk of pos ...
4/26/2016
The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) of University of California has awarded grants totaling $9.4 million to three teams of investigators to provide and evaluate PrEP – the HIV prevention p ...