Welcome to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry. We are a diverse community of faculty, staff, and trainees dedicated to an important mission More...

Brain IllustrationThe Department of Psychiatry directs and operates a full spectrum of proven state-of-the-art evaluative and therapeutic clinical services at UC San Diego Health System.

In the News 

"Insomniacs brains lose focus, scans suggest," BBC News, features Sean Drummond, PhD

On the VA’s health: Q&A with local director,”  U-T San Diego, features UC San Diego School of Medicine

“San Diego VA Encourages Vets To Seek Treatment For PTSD,” KPBS, features Sonya Norman, PhD

For Elderly Patients, a Sharper Focus,” The New York Times, features Shawn Barnes, psychiatry resident, and Daniel Sewell, MD


With your gifts, you have the power to ignite the innovation and imagination that have made UC San Diego Health Sciences - and the Psychiatry Department - a magnet for renowned scientists and clinicians advancing mental health of our patients and families. In honor of Lewis L. Judd, Department of Psychiatry Chair from 1977-2014, we have established a Judd Recognition Fund to support varied mental health related activities.