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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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 

1/19/2015
The Medical News
Features Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD
1/19/2015
Scientific American
Features Roberto Malinow, MD, PhD, and Steven Shabel, postdoctoral fellow
1/13/2015
UC San Diego School of Medicine was today named one of the nation’s top residency training programs in 10 specialties by Doximity. The Doximity report included more than 50,000 peer nominations from b ...
12/11/2014
A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

Recent Recognitions 

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Geyer, the 2014 recipient of the ACNP Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award

Dr. Igor Grant participates in PBS "Second Opinion" series on the topic of medical marijuana.
Watch the video here.