Welcome 

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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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 

10/31/2014
A study conducted by the UC San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education program (PACE) found that childhood adversity could potentially play a role in a physician’s later professional relati ...
10/29/2014
The Medical News
Features Gregory Light, PhD
8/27/2014
UC San Diego Health Experts
Should I take a daily aspirin to reduce my risk of heart attack? How do I help my elderly parents avoid falling? What is emotional eating? Our experts answer your health questions in this month’s Corn ...

Recent Recognitions 

Congratulations to Gregory Light PhD, co-recipient of the 2014 Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize.
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Dr. Dilip Jeste talks with the Wall Street Journal about pessimism as an anxiety coping mechanism.
Watch the video here.

Congratulations to the Department of Psychiatry 2014 San Diego Magazine's “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence”, Top Doctor Awardees:
Allison R. Hadley, MD Jeremy M. Hirst, MD
Alana Iglewicz, MD Scott A. Irwin, MD
Dilip V. Jeste, MD Jeffrey Rowe, MD
Daniel D. Sewell, MD Sidney Zisook, MD

Congratulations to Scott Irwin MD, recipient of the 2014 Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship