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Department of Psychiatry in the News

9/22/2016
Huffington Post

​Features Abraham Palmer, PhD

9/21/2016
Press Democrat

​Features Robert Naviaux, MD

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 ...
9/12/2016
Science 2.0

​Features Deepak Chopra, MD, Paul Mills, PhD, and Christine Tara Peterson, PhD

9/12/2016
LifeScript

​Features Yuko Abbott, clinical social worker

9/12/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Steven Wagner, PhD, and Larry Goldstein, PhD

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 ...
9/5/2016
KPCC

​Features Thomas Marcotte, PhD

9/5/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Gregory Light, PhD

9/1/2016
The Economist

​Features Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD

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 ...
4/22/2016
Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the U.S.) and bupropion (Zyban) do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adve ...
3/30/2016
For most people, the culmination of a good life is a “good death,” though what that means exactly is a matter of considerable consternation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Scho ...
3/24/2016
The types of gene mutations that contribute to autism are more diverse than previously thought, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the March 24 online issu ...
2/26/2016
Some foods can naturally make us feel better – foods that boost serotonin levels in our brains, which can help smooth out emotional highs and lows. So dig into these recipes with a smile.