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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...

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fullsizeThe 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.
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.
Department of PsychiatryThe 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.
Department of PsychiatryThe 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.

Upcoming Events 

In the News 

3/24/2015
The Medical News
Features Christina Wierenga, PhD, and Walter Kaye, MD
3/23/2015
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have pinpointed differences in brain function that may help to explain how people with anorexia nervosa can continue to starve ...
3/23/2015
WPR
Features Dilip Jeste, MD
3/9/2015
In a study published in the current online issue of JAMA Psychiatry, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report findi ...

Recent Recognitions 

Congratulations to Dan Sewell, MD on being elected as the President-Elect to the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and to Ipsit Vahia, PhD on being elected to the AAGP Board of Directors. 

Congratulations to Dr. Savita Bhakta and Dr. Neal Swerdlow for being recognized with

the APF/Kemp Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry. 

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Aarons, who was appointed to the American Psychological Association Advisory Steering Committee for Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines. This committee plays a central role in ensuring that APA guidelines will be scientifically rigorous and will help advance effective health care for a diverse population.