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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.

In the News 

2/23/2015
The Huffington Post
Features Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD (Emeritus)
2/19/2015
NBC San Diego
Features Steffanie Strathdee, PhD
2/18/2015
A new Joint Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use has been launched by the Division of Global Public Health in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and ...
2/18/2015
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development.

Recent Recognitions 

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Murray Stein, the recipient of the American Psychosomatic Society's Donald Oken Fellowship for 2015.


Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Downs, who was selected by her UC Student Health and Counseling psychiatry peers to Chair the UC Lead Psychiatrists. This group works to improve timely access to quality mental health care for UC students on all ten campuses.