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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.
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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 

4/23/2015
CNN
Features Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD (Emeritus)
4/20/2015
WebMD
Features Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD
4/2/2015
In work that reconciles two competing views of brain structures involved in memory and spatial perception, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have conducted experime ...
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 ...

Recent Recognitions 

Congratulations to Professor Tamara Wall on her appointment as Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Personnel

Congratulations to the UCSD Psychiatry Residency program for being rated #3 in the west and #1 of all UCSD Training programs by Doximity, which assists in helping medical students and physicians make informed decisions in the residency process. The exceptional ratings by former residents as well as the outstanding scholarly statistics upholds the program's commitment to providing the highest standard of living and education.

Congratulations to Dr. Savita Bhakta for receiving the 2015 ASCP New Investigator Award for conducting translational studies of pro-cognitive interventions and investigating the neural basis of tolcapone, a potential pro-cognitive drug, in genotyped healthy adults. She will have an opportunity to present preliminary findings from her ongoing study at the 55th Annual ASCP meeting, and attend a full-day closed clinical trials workshop, led by experts from NIH, FDA, and industry.