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Study Reveals the Job Problems Contributing to Physician Suicide

7/29/2022

UC San Diego Health Newsroom

Features Kristen Kim, MD, Sid Zisook, MD, Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM and Nicholas Kos, MD


How our brains cope with speaking more than one language

7/19/2022

BBC

Features Tomar Gollan, PhD


Veterans say renowned rehab program is now a minefield of drug abuse

6/8/2022

inewsource

Features Carla Marienfeld, MD


Study Intends to Find New Ways to Treat or Prevent Major Depression

2/28/2022

Psychiatry Times

Features Zafiris Daskalakis, MD, PhD


New Research Explores How Wisdom Is Different In Men And Women

2/28/2022

Forbes

Features Emily Treichler, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD


Major Contract Fuels Three-University Study Of TMS For Treating Depression

2/23/2022

Science Blog

Features Zafiris Daskalakis, MD, PhD


It's Time to Get Over 'COVID Shame'

2/22/2022

Time

Features Sonya Norman, PhD


UC San Diego School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Stanford Medicine have launched a three-year study to investigate new ways to treat or prevent major depression, accelerate effective treatm ...



How to address our fears about getting older

2/21/2022

Press Enterprise

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Alcohol Use Linked To Lower Connectivity In Brain Areas That Process Emotions

2/9/2022

Science Blog

Features Ben McKenna, PhD, and Marc Schuckit, MD


Wisdom engendered: Study finds men and women have different strengths

2/7/2022

ScienceDaily

Features Dilip Jeste, MD, and Emily Treichler, PhD


Five myths about nursing

2/7/2022

Washington Post

Cites research by Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, and Sidney Zisook, MD


Why the NFL Gave UC San Diego Half a Million Dollars to Study Cannabis as a Treatment for Injuries

2/7/2022

San Diego 7

Features Mark Wallace, MD, and Thomas Marcotte, PhD


Daily exercise boosts brain function in older and middle-aged consumers, study finds

2/2/2022

Consumer Affairs

Features Raeanne Moore, PhD, and Zvinka Zlatar, PhD



NFL awards $1 million for 2 studies on cannabinoids effects

2/1/2022

Associated Press

Features Mark Wallace, MD, and Thomas Marcotte, PhD



Dementia: Seeing the same doctor each time may improve outcomes

2/1/2022

Medical News Today

Features Ian Neel, MD


The National Football League is funding a novel clinical trial by UC San Diego researchers to assess whether cannabis or CBD provide any post-game pain relief caused by athletic injury. Trial particip ...


Cannabis may impair driving ability for up to 4 hours, study finds

1/31/2022

New York Post

Features Thomas Marcotte, PhD, Robert Fitzgerald, PhD, and Igor Grant, MD


Alternativa frente a la depresión

1/31/2022

El Latino San Diego

Features Zafiris Daskalakis, MD, PhD


Transcranial magnetic stimulation offers hope for antidepressant-resistant disorders

1/27/2022

Medical Xpress

Features Jeff Daskalakis, MD, PhD


Cannabis Use Could Impair Your Ability to Drive for 4 Hours

1/26/2022

Healthline

Features Thomas Marcotte, PhD, Robert Fitzgerald, PhD, and Igor Grant, MD


Transcranial magnetic stimulation offers hope for antidepressant-resistant psychiatric disorders at UC San Diego Health.


Is Botox Good for Mental Health?

1/10/2022

Psychology Today

Cites research by Ruben Abagyan, PhD


Could Botox be used to help reduce anxiety?

1/3/2022

TheHill

Features Ruben Abagyan, PhD, and Tigran Makunts, PharmD


Go dry this January and give up drinking

1/3/2022

Star Tribune

Features Michael Criqui, MD (Emeritus)


How to Help Nurses With Substance Use Problems Get Help

1/3/2022

Medpage Today

Cites research by Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


Nursing Suicide Prevention Model Recognized as an Edge Runner by The American Academy of Nursing

1/3/2022

HealthLeaders Magazine

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


Seven factors that make you wise

1/3/2022

SVT

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego discover that Botox injections may reduce anxiety.



New Zealand’s unique cigarette ban may be a model for other countries

12/16/2021

NPR

Features Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD


The Best Ways to Renew Body and Mind

12/9/2021

Consumer Reports

Features Michael Criqui, MD, MPH (Emeritus)


Study: Binge drinking up among older men, but not women

12/8/2021

UPI

Features Tala Al Rousan, MD, MPH


Instagram pushes drug content to teens

12/7/2021

NBC News

Features Timothy Mackey, PhD


A 7-step quiz can tell you how wise you are, and researchers say the higher the score, the healthier you will be

12/6/2021

Insider

Features Dilip Jeste, MD

Researchers report that an abbreviated, seven-item scale can help determine with high validity a person’s level of wisdom, a potentially modifiable personality trait that has been shown to have a stro ...


The pursuit of wisdom

11/29/2021

CBS Sunday Morning

Features Dilip Jeste, MD



How Psychologists Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

11/9/2021

New York Times

Features Fadel Zeidan, PhD


California changed the country with weed legalization - is it high time for the feds to catch up?

11/3/2021

Los Angeles Times

Features Doris Trauner, MD, Thomas Marcotte, PhD, and Igor Grant, MD


Nurses and Suicide: When Loss of Identity Leads to Loss of Life

11/2/2021

DailyNurse.com

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


Do Vaping Products Actually Help Smokers Quit?

11/1/2021

MedPage Today

Authored by John Pierce, PhD


The Coming Age of Climate Trauma

10/27/2021

The Washington Post

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD


Opinion: Here’s how to make social media safer — and healthier — for your children

10/26/2021

San Diego Union Tribune

Authored by Willough Jenkins, MD


Depression: Magnetic seizure therapy may be attractive alternative to electricity

10/25/2021

ScienceDaily

Features Zafiris Daskalakis, MD, PhD


More Likely To Relapse: E-Cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Stay off Cigarettes

10/25/2021

SciTech Daily

Features John Pierce, PhD, and Karen Messer, PhD


In novel study, an international research team investigated whether continued magnetic seizure therapy might effectively prevent the relapse of treatment-resistant depression, compared to what is know ...


Vaping less likely to help smokers quit than giving up tobacco

10/19/2021

UPI

Features John Pierce, PhD


UC San Diego program helps battle loneliness, connects seniors and teens

10/19/2021

10News

Features Desiree Shapiro, MD



The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at University of California San Diego approximately $30 million over five years to expand and deepen longitudinal studies of the develop ...


How Amtrak Trains Became One Retired Traveler's Sanctuary During the Pandemic

10/11/2021

Travel + Leisure

Features Dilip Jeste, MD




The Need for New Psychedelic Compounds

10/4/2021

Psychology Today

Features UC San Diego School of Medicine



The Cannabis Question

10/4/2021

NOVA

Features Doris Trauner, MD, and Alysson Muotri, PhD




9/29/2021 GEN

Features Olivier George, PhD



UC San Diego researchers start program to pair youths and seniors to combat loneliness

9/27/2021 La Jolla Light

Features Desiree Shapiro, MD, and Heidi Banh, third year med student


Withdrawal from Psychostimulants Restructures Functional Architecture of Brain

9/27/2021 Researchers describe how withdrawal from nicotine, methamphetamine and cocaine alters the functional architecture and patterns in the brains of mice, compared to control animals, a key to developing a ...


She fought to save her child from an eating disorder. Now, she combats the misconceptions

9/21/2021 San Diego Union Tribune

Features UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research



HealthWatch: Battling Your Demons - Hoarders Clean House

9/13/2021 CBS Greenbay

Features Catherine Ayers, PhD


Creating Caring Connections by Sending a Handwritten Card

9/13/2021 Pyschology Today

Authored by Dilip Jeste, MD, and Blaire Ehret, PhD


UCSD Study: Dispensaries Lack Adequate Screening to Keep Out Minors

8/31/2021 Times of San Diego

Features Yuyan Shi, PhD


Massive Study Links Nearly 600 Genomic Regions To Self-Regulating Behaviors

8/30/2021 Science Blog

Features Abraham Palmer, PhD, and Sandra Sanchez-Roige, PhD



Massive Study Links Nearly 600 Genomic Regions to Self-Regulating Behaviors

8/26/2021 Researchers identified 579 locations in the human genome associated with a predisposition to self-regulation-related behaviors, such as addiction. With data from 1.5 million people of European descent ...


Brain Organoids Mimic Head Size Changes Associated with Type of Autism

8/25/2021 Stem cell models derived from people with specific genomic variation recapitulate aspects of their autism spectrum disorder, providing a valuable model to study the condition and look for therapeutic ...


No Change in Overall Rate of Alcohol, Drug Use Among Adolescents During Pandemic

8/24/2021 U.S. News & World Report

Features William Pelham III, PhD, postdoc scholar


UC San Diego Sets Record with $1.54 Billion in Annual Research Funding

8/18/2021 Times of San Diego

Features Sandra Brown, PhD, vice chancellor, research, Carla Marienfeld, MD, and cites research by Carol Yan, MD, and Stephen Spector, MD ...


Can you be addicted to soda?

8/16/2021 Ottawa Citizen

Features Martin Paulus, MD



Medical experts questioning body cam video of fentanyl incident

8/16/2021 10News

Features Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH



AHA News: Wildfires Can Cause Mental Health Damage That Smolders Years After the Flames Go Ou

8/11/2021 U.S. News & World Report

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD


Viral video on San Diego deputy's fentanyl exposure raises questions

8/9/2021 NBC News

Features Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH


Can Stimulating Brains Lead to Controlling Them?

8/9/2021 Wall Street Journal

Authored by Joel Dimsdale, MD (Emeritus)


23 Evidence-Based Sleep Tips

8/9/2021 Pychology Today

Authored by Tamara Goldsby, PhD


Gender care for minors requires teamwork, centers on family

8/9/2021 Healio

Features Maja Marinkovic, MD


San Diego Sheriff's Fentanyl Video Alarms Medical Experts

8/9/2021 KPBS

Features Carla Marienfeld, MD


UC San Diego researchers contribute to study of CBD treatment of nicotine withdrawal

8/9/2021 La Jolla Light

Features Marsida Kallupi, PhD, PharmD, and Olivier George, PhD


Paging Dr. Samantha Boardman, for My Mental Health

8/5/2021 New York Times

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


How 'race-norming' was built into the NFL concussion settlement

8/2/2021 The Washington Post

Features Robert Heaton, PhD


How to Get the Most Out of Your Meditation App

8/2/2021 Wired

Features Fadel Zeidan, PhD



Local researchers discuss newly OK'd Alzheimer's drug, more during annual Date with a Cure

7/26/2021 San Diego Union Tribune

Features Brent Mausbach, PhD



What links anxiety, bipolar, and depression?

7/5/2021 Medical News Today

Features Walter Kaye, MD


How Researchers Are Using Health Tech to Monitor Depression

6/30/2021 Verywell Health

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD


7 traits of people who live to 100-years-old

6/30/2021 The Ladders

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


THC May Mellow Cooking Pot Bound Lobsters

6/29/2021 Neuroscience News

Features Michael Taffe, PhD


Cooked Crustaceans, Cannabis and a Budder Way

6/29/2021 Researchers expose live lobsters to vaporized cannabis and confirm the crustaceans absorb THC. Whether the psychoactive compound affects behavior remains open question.





The Real Problem With Antidepressants

6/17/2021 Medium

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD



New Model Can Help Predict Drug Overdose Deaths In The U.S.

6/14/2021 Forbes

Features Annick Borquez, PhD, and Charlie Marks, MPH, graduate research assistant


How Albert Lin Treated His Phantom Limb Pain With Psychedelics

6/10/2021 GQ

Features Timothy Furnish, MD


Researchers Test Model to Predict Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.

6/10/2021 Researchers at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, and international collaborators have designed and validated a prediction model to signal counties at risk of future overdose death outbreaks.


How your phone can predict depression and lead to personalized treatment

6/9/2021 Medical Xpress

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD


How Your Phone Can Predict Depression and Lead to Personalized Treatment

6/8/2021 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used a combination of modalities, such as measuring brain function, cognition and lifestyle factors, to generate individualized pre ...


Other Health Woes Common When Meth Addiction Strikes

6/7/2021 U.S. News & World Report

Features Benjamin Han, PhD


Schizophrenia Meds a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment

6/7/2021 Medscape

Features Yash Joshi, MD


As opioid overdoses rise in L.A. jails, inmates get access to lifesaving drug

6/7/2021 Los Angeles Times

Features Peter Davidson, PhD


UC San Diego study looks at marijuana use against migraines

6/3/2021 10News

Features Nathaniel Schuster, MD


Social Justice as Part of the Remedy for What Ails Us

6/3/2021 The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion has opened its newest center, focused on addressing issues of social justice in health care.


One Person's Experience - World Eating Disorders Action Day

5/31/2021 Health News Digest

Features Anne Cusack, PsyD



Age gaps in relationships are facing increased scrutiny even when between consenting adults

5/31/2021 Business Insider

Features Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD


Massive Gene Study Probes Origins of Depression

5/31/2021 U.S. News & World Report

Features Murray Stein MD, MPH



Clinical trial looks at cannabis as a potentially effective treatment for acute migraines

5/20/2021 The Medical News

Features Nathaniel Schuster, MD


Older Adults with Functional Impairments Linked to Prescription Drug Use/Misuse

5/20/2021 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that functional impairments among adults aged 50 and older are associated with a higher risk of medical cannabis use; and pre ...


New High for Migraine Treatment? Trial Looks at Effectiveness of THC, CBD

5/19/2021 UC San Diego Health is conducting the first known randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial looking at cannabis as a potentially effective treatment for acute migraines.


Commonly used anticholinergic drugs for schizophrenia linked to greater cognitive impairment

5/18/2021 Medical Xpress

Features Yash Joshi, MD, and Gregory Light, PhD



Commonly Used Drugs for Schizophrenia Linked to Greater Cognitive Impairment

5/17/2021 UC San Diego researchers report that medications commonly prescribed to reduce the severity of physical and mental health symptoms associated with schizophrenia may have a cumulative effect of worseni ...


UCSD Survey Indicates Rise in Violence, Drug Abuse In State During Pandemic

5/13/2021 KPBS

Features Anita Raj, PhD, and Nicole Johns, research data analyst


Blanks for the Memory

5/6/2021 UC San Diego researchers report that one kind of perceptual learning can occur in memory-impaired persons who do not actually remember what they learned.


The Cloudy Role of Cannabis as a Neuropsychiatric Treatment

5/3/2021 Medscape

Features Mark Wallace, MD


Eating Disorders in Teens Have 'Exploded' in the Pandemic

4/28/2021 New York Times

Features Walter Kaye, MD




SDSU lecturer's use of stereotype sparks debate about academic free speech and race

4/26/2021 San Diego Union Tribune

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Opinion: Mental health and climate change are intertwined. Here's how

4/26/2021 San Diego Union Tribune

Authored by Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD


Two Novel Biobanks Offer Investigatory Targets for Cocaine and Oxycodone Addiction

4/26/2021 Researchers have created to novel biobanks of diverse tissues from animals to further explore the biological bases and consequences of addiction to cocaine and oxycodone.


San Francisco Contends With a Different Sort of Epidemic: Drug Deaths

4/23/2021 New York Times

Features Peter Davidson, PhD


Cannabis Use Disorder Rate Rose among Pregnant Women between 2001-2012

4/22/2021 Babies born to mothers diagnosed with cannabis use disorder are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, such as preterm birth and low birth weight, than babies born to mothers without a ca ...


AHA News: Pandemic-Fueled Drug Abuse Threatens Hearts, Lives

4/20/2021 U.S. News & World Report

Features Isac Thomas, MD, MPH


Job Loss Seen Driving Many Nurse Suicides

4/14/2021 Medpage Today

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


Autism Center at UC San Diego Receives $1.5 Million Gift

4/14/2021 The UC San Diego Autism Center for Excellence has received a $1.5 million gift from Kristin Farmer, founder and chief executive officer of ACES, a company that provides services to children with autis ...



The Way You Answer These 6 Questions Can Tell Us How Wise You Really Are

4/5/2021 Reader's Digest

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Microbial Wisdom: Your Gut May Predict How Wise and Lonely You Are

3/29/2021 Interesting Engineering

Features Tanya Nguyen, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD


Carrying Naloxone Can Save Lives but Newly Abstinent Opioid Users Resist

3/25/2021 UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that opioid users who participated in a 12-step abstinence program and recently stopped using drugs refused to take home naloxone, even if having it ...


Wisdom, Loneliness and Your Intestinal Multitude

3/25/2021 UC San Diego scientists have taken the connection between wisdom, loneliness and biology one step further, reporting that wisdom and loneliness appear to influence - and/or be influenced by - microbia ...


Older workers share how to achieve a long, fulfilling career

3/24/2021 Seattle Times

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Lighting Up Later in Life

3/22/2021 New York Times

Features Benjamin Han, MD, MPH


Pharmacogenetics: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?

3/22/2021 The Carlat Report

Features Aaron Besterman, MD


Cannabinoids Promising for Improving Appetite, Behavior in Dementia

3/22/2021 Medscape

Features Niraj Asthana, MD, resident physician, and Daniel Sewell, MD


High Prevalence of Early-Onset Dementia in Schizophrenia Patients

3/10/2021 Medpage Today

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Wisdom Counters Loneliness-Associated Neural Processing, Brain Imaging Biomarker Study Finds

3/9/2021 GEN

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD


15 Lessons the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught Us

3/8/2021 AARP News

Features Dilip Jeste, MD

Minding Your Mind: Exploring the Benefits and Science of Mindfulness

3/8/2021 The Beat

Features Fadel Zeidan, PhD


How Does Your Brain Process Emotions? Answer Could Help Address Loneliness Epidemic

3/5/2021 In a study published in the March 5, 2021 online edition of Cerebral Cortex, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that specific regions of the brain resp ...



4 Tips to Achieve Wisely This Year

3/4/2021 Psychology Today

Features Dilip Jeste, MD



First-In-Human Clinical Trial To Assess Gene Therapy For Alzheimer's Disease

2/22/2021 ScienceBlog

Features Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD


UCSD Researchers Get $1.3 Million Grant To Study Psychedelics On Phantom Pain

2/17/2021 KPBS

Features Timothy Furnish, MD, Adam Halberstadt, PhD, Fadel Zeidan, PhD, and Mark Geyer, PhD (Emeritus)


New Grant Funds Clinical Trial to Assess Psychedelic as Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

2/17/2021 The Psychedelics and Health Research Initiative at UC San Diego has received a $1.3 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to fund a clinical trial investigating the therapeutic po ...



Mental Health Trauma Plagues Wildfire Survivors

2/16/2021 HealthDay

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD


San Diego startup Equip nets $13M for telehealth platform to treat eating disorders

2/15/2021 San Diego Union Tribune

Features Erin Parks, PhD


Loneliness Is the Quiet Health Epidemic Impacting Your Heart, Brain and Longevity

2/10/2021 Good Housekeeping

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Direct exposure to deadly fires increases the risk for mental health disorders

2/9/2021 The Medical News

Features Jyoti Mishra, PhD


Poorer Mental Health Smolders After Deadly, Devastating Wildfire

2/9/2021 UC San Diego researchers report that climate change is a chronic mental health stressor, and promotes a variety of mental health problems. The 2018 Camp Fire is a case study.


Blissfully Single on Valentine's Day: Easy as 1-2-3-4

2/8/2021 Psychology Today

Authored by Tamara Goldsby, PhD



Genomic studies give new insights into the biological basis of PTSD

2/1/2021 The Medical News

Features Murray Stein, MD, MPH


After Newness Fades, Canada Settles Down to Legal Marijuana

2/1/2021 New York Times

Features Daniel Werb, PhD


Column: In war on COVID-19, a new enemy emerges: post-traumatic stress

2/1/2021 San Diego Union Tribune

Features Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH


Genomic Studies Implicate Specific Genes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

1/28/2021 After analyzing the genomes of more 250,000 military veterans, researchers have identified 18 specific, fixed positions on chromosomes that appear associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. The f ...



UCSD scientists find potential predictive indicators of clinical depression, study says

1/18/2021 La Jolla Light

Features Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD


Metabolism may play role in recurrent major depression

1/12/2021 ScienceDaily

Features Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD


Metabolism May Play Role in Recurrent Major Depression

1/12/2021 Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists, have found that certain metabolites - small molecules produced by the process of metabolism - may be predictive ...


Nurses Are Stepping Up To Prevent Suicides Among Their Colleagues

1/4/2021 Forbes

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, and Sidney Zisook, MD


Older adults are more at risk of social isolation and its health effects during pandemic

1/4/2021 WTOP

Features UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging


PTSD Sufferers Who Used Cannabis Were 2.5 Times More Likely To Recover In A Recent Study

1/4/2021 Forbes

Cites research at UC San Diego School of Medicine


Easy Gratitude for Improved Mood: Interview With an Expert

1/4/2021 Psychology Today

Authored by Tamara Goldsby PhD, and features Paul Mills, PhD


Feeling Depressed? Bacteria in Your Gut May Be to Blame

1/4/2021 Wall Street Journal

Features Jack Gilbert, PhD


Hearing Loss and High Blood Sugar Linked to Poorer Learning and Memory among Older Latinos

12/17/2020 Researchers report that hearing loss and high blood sugar are associated with poor cognitive performance among middle-aged and older Latinos.


E-Cigarette Flavors May Cause Measurable Damage to Lungs, Experts Say

12/16/2020 The Science Times

Features Laura Crotty Alexander, MD



21 Evidence-Based Stress Busting Tips for Crazy Times

12/14/2020 Psychology Today

Authored by Tamara Goldsby, PhD


The Un-appeal of Banana: Liquid E-Cigarette Flavorings Measurably Injure Lungs

12/14/2020 UC San Diego researchers report chemicals used for flavor in e-cigarette liquid negatively affect specialized proteins that support immune system.


Examining psychiatric consequences of COVID-19

12/10/2020 Medical Xpress

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Meet Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke, the Olympian Who's Now a Doctor On the COVID-19 Frontlines

12/1/2020 Shape

Features UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health



The Impact of Loneliness on Different Age Groups

11/30/2020 Psychology Today

Features Tanya Nguyen, PhD


How to be wiser during troubled times

11/30/2020 TODAY

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

11/24/2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science honors the contributions of UC San Diego leaders in astrophysics, research advocacy, organic chemistry, psychiatry and geophysics.






Student Medical Records at UC San Diego Make Epic Change and a California First

11/12/2020 UC San Diego was the first university in California to connect 40,000 student health records to the electronic health record platform of its top-ranked academic medical center, UC San Diego Health. Th ...


Who Are The Loneliest Americans? The Answer May Surprise You

11/11/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Dilip Jeste, MD, and Tanya Nguyen, PhD


Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s

11/10/2020 Seeking to develop effective interventions, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine examined the psychological and environmental factors that lead to patterns of lonelines ...


$4M Grant to UC San Diego

11/2/2020 San Diego Business Journal

Features Desiree Shapiro, MD


Opinion: Voting-and Voting Wisely-Are Acts of Practical Wisdom in Society

11/2/2020 Times of San Diego

Authored by Dilip Jeste, MD


Is Spirituality A Component Of Wisdom?

10/26/2020 Science Blog

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


5 Types of Loneliness During the COVID Pandemic

10/26/2020 Psychology Today

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Families of sick covid-19 patients may develop physical, mental symptoms of their own

10/26/2020 Washington Post

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?

10/22/2020 In a recent study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a seventh component of wisdom: spirituality.


SD Seniors Community Starts 'No Seniors Alone Initiative'

10/21/2020 Patch

Cites research by Dilip Jeste, MD


More older adults turn to cannabis to treat common ailments

10/20/2020 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Features Christopher Kaufmann, PhD, Kevin Yang, medical student, and Alison Moore, MD


CBD: It Won't Cure Ailments but It Can Help with Pain, Nausea

10/20/2020 Healthline

Features Davey Smith, MD



Opinion: San Diego Unified Must Not 'Rush Pell-Mell' into Reopening Amid COVID

10/14/2020 Times of San Diego

Co-authored by Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD


More Evidence Anticholinergics Increase MCI Risk

10/13/2020 Medscape

Features Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD


Many older adults are using cannabis to treat common health conditions, study finds

10/12/2020 Consumer Reports

Features Christopher Kaufmann, PhD, Kevin Yang, med student, and Alison Moore, MD


Autism: A Renewed Call for Early Action

10/12/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Karen Pierce, PhD


Kids, Screen Time, And The Coronavirus

10/12/2020 Coronado Eagle & Journal

Features Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD


Study Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions

10/7/2020 UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults are increasingly using cannabis to treat a variety of common health conditions, including pain, sleep disturbances and psychiatric ...


Commentary: Arab Americans had stress and mental health challenges before the pandemic piled on more

10/5/2020 San Diego Union Tribune

Authored by Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD


New Study: Increase in Alcohol Consumption, Especially in Women

10/5/2020 San Diego 7

Features Sonya Norman, PhD


More Wisdom Equals Less Loneliness and Vice Versa, Research Says

10/1/2020 Science Times

Features Dilip Jeste, MD, and David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences


Study reveals poor cognitive performance predicts impairment in activities of daily living years later

10/1/2020 Sify

Features Hector Gonzalez, PhD, and Ariana Stickel, PhD


From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom can Protect Against Loneliness

10/1/2020 Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and University of Rome La Sapienza examined middle-aged and older adults in San Diego and Cilento, Italy and found loneliness and wisdom had a strong neg ...


Poor Cognitive Performance Predicts Impairment in Activities of Daily Living Years Later

9/30/2020 Subtle differences in cognition may help identify individuals at risk for becoming dependent years later upon others to complete daily activities, such as managing medications or finances and other es ...


AI system detects loneliness in natural speech patterns

9/28/2020 New Atlas

Features Ellen Lee, MD, Varsha Badal, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD


COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences

9/28/2020 The Scientist

Features Abraham Palmer, PhD


Vaping vs. Smoking: Is One Better for Your Lungs? Here's What Experts Say

9/28/2020 Parade

Cites research by John Pierce, PhD (Emeritus), and Karen Messer, PhD


A reason to look forward to aging

9/28/2020 The Observer

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Talking Alone: Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence Tools to Predict Loneliness

9/24/2020 A team led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has used artificial intelligence technologies to analyze natural language patterns to discern degrees of loneliness i ...


Cannabis Use Associated with Better Sleep for Seniors

9/22/2020 High Times

Cites research at UC San Diego School of Medicine


Anticholinergic Medications Linked to Cognitive Decline

9/14/2020 Pharmacy Times

Features Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD, and Alexandra Weigand, grad student


Common Meds Tied to Faster Mental Decline in Seniors

9/7/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD, and Alexandra Weigand, graduate student


E-cigarettes are most widely used smoking cessation aid, but don't work

9/7/2020 Jerusalem Post

Cites research by John Pierce, PhD (Emeritus), and Karen Messer, PhD


Common Class of Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

9/4/2020 UC San Diego researchers report that a class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension and urinary incontinence, may be associated with an increased risk ...


E-cigarettes are no better than alternative aids to quit smoking

9/2/2020 NewScientist

Features John Pierce, PhD (Emeritus), and Karen Messer, PhD


Studies: E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit and They May Become Addicted to Vaping

9/2/2020 Two UC San Diego School of Medicine-led analyses report that e-cigarettes are not effective in helping adults to quit smoking.


Feeling extra anxious these days? Study of online traffic says you're not alone

9/1/2020 New York Daily News

Features John Ayers, PhD


Commentary: Many of us feel stressed to the breaking point because of this pandemic

8/31/2020 San Diego Union Tribune

Authored by David Folsom, MD, and William Perry, PhD



Bill Weld: The use of cannabis in the United States should be decriminalized

8/24/2020 Denver Post

Features UC San Diego School of Medicine


Expert tips on learning new coping skills to help with pandemic-induced anxiety and substance use

8/17/2020 San Diego Union Tribune

Features Carla Marienfeld, MD


Botulinum Toxin Linked to Antidepressant Effects

8/12/2020 Medscape

Features Ruben Abagyan, PhD


Can Sleep Protect Us From Forgetting Old Memories?

8/5/2020 Neuroscience News

Features Maksim Bazhenov, PhD


Column: Local colleges are going to pot

8/5/2020 San Diego Union Tribune

Features Center for Medical Cannabis Research


Could Botox Injections Relieve Depression?

8/3/2020 U.S News & World Report

Features Ruben Abagyan, PhD


Botox could ease depression in addition to wrinkles, study finds

7/30/2020 CNN

Features Ruben Abagyan, PhD


Zafiris J. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

7/30/2020 Zafiris J. "Jeff" Daskalakis, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.


Headline News: Botox Injections May Lessen Depression

7/30/2020 By analyzing the FDA database of adverse drug effects, UC San Diego researchers discovered that people who received Botox injections - not just in the forehead - reported depression significantly less ...


Why It's Good to Be Old, Even in a Pandemic

7/28/2020 New York Times

Cites research at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Habit hacker: La Jollan develops an app to help vapers quit

7/27/2020 La Jolla Light

Features Laura Crotty Alexander, MD


What Are The Health Effects Of Long-Term Social Distancing?

7/21/2020 Inverse

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


231 top maternity hospitals, state by state

7/21/2020 Becker's Hospital Review

Features UC San Diego Health


University of California San Diego launches new center to help conduct meaningful research in real-world settings

7/20/2020 The Medical News

Features Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD, Gregory Aarons, PhD, Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD, and Nicole Stadnick, PhD, MP ...


So You Discovered Something that Might Save Lives … Now What?

7/16/2020 New UC San Diego Dissemination and Implementation Science Center provides researchers and practitioners with the training, technical assistance, mentoring and resources needed to implement their findi ...


Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential Of CBD In Treatment Of Autism

7/15/2020 ScienceBlog

Features Doris Trauner, MD


Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism

7/14/2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are recruiting eligible children between the ages of seven and fourteen years for a Phase III clinical trial to determine whether c ...


5 Years, No Fatal ODs: Study Finds 'Safe Injection Sites' Can Save Lives

7/13/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Cites research by Peter Davidson, PhD


14 Expert-Backed Ways to Improve Your Mental Health Every Day

7/8/2020 Best Life

Features Mounir Soliman, MD, and Tahir Bhatti, MD


Moral Injury Stems Beyond the Lack of PPE -- The Mental Health Fallout

6/29/2020 Medscape

Features Christine Moutier, MD


Screening Older Doctors: Good Sense, or Discrimination?

6/29/2020 Medscape

Features William Perry, PhD, and David Bazzo, MD




Lessons in Finding Happiness During Hard Times

6/16/2020 AARP

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Nearly $19 million awarded for longitudinal study of brain aging and cognitive change

6/15/2020 The Medical News

Features William Kremen, PhD, and Carol Franz, PhD


Longitudinal Study of Brain Aging and Cognitive Change Receives $19 Million Grant

6/15/2020 Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, will receive almost $19 million over five years for the fourth phase of the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging, which investigat ...



What we can learn from 'untranslatable' illnesses

6/8/2020 BBC

Features Bonnie Kaiser, MPH, PhD


Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

5/25/2020 New York Times

Features Marlene Millen, MD, and William Sieber, PhD


Nur ich, allein

5/25/2020 Der Spiegel

Features Ellen Lee, MD


How Covid-19 Affects the Brain, During, and After Sickness

5/14/2020 Medium

Features Emily Troyer, MD, Jordan Kohn, PhD, and Suzi Hong, PhD


PTSD May Plague Nurses, Especially in COVID-19 Era

5/11/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


Alfredo and Susana Pabatao Die; Health Care Aides on the Front Lines

5/11/2020 New York Times

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Helping Students Through Pandemic Grief and Trauma

5/11/2020 School Library Journal

Features Kristen Jezior, PhD


How are You Doing? Researchers Hope to Measure Well-Being at Global Scale

5/5/2020 Science Blog

Features Raeanne Moore, PhD


How are You Doing? Researchers Hope to Measure Well-Being at Global Scale

5/5/2020 With website, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists will monitor health and well-being during and after pandemic.



Reading Your Digital Signature to Detect Depression, Parkinson's

5/4/2020 FreeThink

Features Raeanne Moore, PhD


Stacks in the Corner: Bravery Comes From Taking the First Step

4/29/2020 For San Diegans struggling with hoarding disorder, one-of-a-kind CREST clinic provides hope; COVID-19 puts it at risk.



Opinion: Pandemics Come and Go, But the Mental Harms Tend to Linger

4/28/2020 Times of San Diego

Authored by Suzie Hong, PhD


Grandma gets high: Why seniors are consuming cannabis

4/27/2020 Leafly

Features Kevin Yang, MD


Gut Microbes Influence How Rat Brains React to Opioids

4/27/2020 Antibiotic treatment - which depletes gut microbes - drastically changes the parts of a rat's brain that are activated during opioid addiction and withdrawal.




COVID-19: A guide to making telepsychiatry work

4/20/2020 The Hospitalist

Features Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD


Commentary: Wrap your head around this: Mental health issues from COVID-19 may last beyond the pandemic

4/20/2020 San Diego Union Tribune

Authored by David Folsom, MD, and William Perry, PhD


COVID-19 Could Cause Some Patients To Develop Psychological Disorders

4/20/2020 KPBS

Features Suzi Hong, PhD, and Emily Troyer, MD


In wake of COVID-19 pandemic, a crashing wave of neuropsychiatric problems?

4/14/2020 Neuroscience News

Features Suzi Hong, PhD, Emily Troyer, MD, and Jordan Kohn, PhD


In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic, a Crashing Wave of Neuropsychiatric Problems?

4/14/2020 Researchers suggest that in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a host of neuropsychiatric challenges may remain - or emerge - for those recovering from COVID-19 infections.


New Biomarker in Blood Helps Detect Alzheimer's Early

4/6/2020 MedIndia

Features Edward Koo, MD

A Survival Guide for Parenting Through the Global Pandemic

4/6/2020 Psychology Today

Authored by Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD


Are we reaching coronavirus fatigue?

4/6/2020 10News

Features David Folsom, MD


Twins, 91, riding out quarantine together with daily pep rallies

4/6/2020 San Diego Tribune

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


The Age of Anxiety: 'We're As Busy As Ever,' San Diego Therapist Says

4/6/2020 Voice of San Diego

Features Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD




How Brain Biology Promotes Starvation in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

3/12/2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa.


Why nurses may need suicide-prevention screening

3/9/2020 Health-24

Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, and Sidney Zisook, MD


Maria Shriver Sounds the Alarm on Women and Alzheimer's

3/9/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Sarah Banks, PhD, and Erin Sundermann, PhD


Alcohol Is Increasingly a Women's Health Issue

3/2/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Gabriel Schnickel, MD, MPH


Study shows increased risk for suicide in nursing profession

2/27/2020 ABC Cleveland

Features Elise Phelan, RN, and Judy Davidson, DNP, RN


CBD Oil for Treating Epilepsy

2/26/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Jeffrey Shih, MD


Alcohol Is Growing as a Prime-Time Killer

2/25/2020 U.S. News & World Report

Features Gabriel Schnickel, MD, MPH


Subtle decline in cognition predicts progression to Alzheimer's pathology

2/17/2020 ScienceDaily

Features Jeremy Elman, PhD, and William Kremen, PhD


Nurses Face Higher-Than-Average Suicide Risk

2/17/2020 Medpage Today

Features Judy Davidson, RN, DNP, and Rachael Accardi, LMFT


Suicide Prevention Program Targets High-Risk Nurses

2/17/2020 Medpage Today

Features Rachael Accardi, LMFT, and Judy Davidson, RN, DNP


New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

2/17/2020 The Medical News

Features Jonathan Sebat, PhD, Danny Antaki, postdoctoral scholar, Joseph Gleeson, MD, and Martin Breuss, project scientist


Noted Neuroscientist: Change Your Personality for Better Aging

2/13/2020 Next Avenue

Features Dilip Jeste, MD


Predicting Autism Risk May Begin With a Drop of Blood

2/13/2020 A novel research study by UC San Diego researchers will determine whether testing stored blood drops, recorded at birth, for 1,000 different molecules and chemicals can help predict autism risk years ...



Novel Intervention in Senior Housing Communities Increases Resilience and Wisdom

2/5/2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Mather Institute, developed a method to enhance resilience and reduce subjective stress in residents living ...


National Study Confirms Nurses at Higher Risk of Suicide than General Population

2/3/2020 In the first national study of its size, researchers at UC San Diego have found that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Results were published in the February edition of ...


In Mice, Alcohol Dependence Results in Brain-Wide Remodeling of Functional Architecture

1/14/2020 Using novel imaging technologies, researchers produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction and abstinence remodel neural physiology and function in mice.


Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom

1/10/2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found the main characteristics of loneliness in a senior housing community and the strategies residents use to overcome it.


Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being

12/10/2019 A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that the presence of and search for meaning in life are important for health and well-being, though the rel ...


UC San Diego Health Part of National Initiative to Improve Senior Patient Care

12/2/2019 UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement ...


UC San Diego's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies

10/10/2019 The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine announces $3 million in research grants to explore new applications of cannabis for a number of nove ...


When a Diet Becomes Something Else

8/29/2019 Diets that begin as tools for better health can turn into something more worrying: namely, disordered eating. We ask a UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center expert what behaviors to pay attention to an ...


Addressing Tragic Events with Our Children: A Q&A with Psychiatry Experts

8/9/2019 Breaking news headlines about school shootings and other tragic events have become a gut-wrenching reality. With news now easily accessible on a variety of platforms, a team of experts provides tips t ...


The Art of Coping with Serious Illness or Injury

4/29/2019 Serious physical challenges like illness or injury can affect mental health. UC San Diego Health experts say treating both can speed recovery. But coping is an art that takes different forms for each ...


Minding Time: UC San Diego's Department of Psychiatry Marks 50 Years

4/3/2019 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and from the beginning, it's been a different sort of place.

2018

Merry Not So Very For Some Patients During the Holidays

12/13/2018 For some patient demographics, such as teens, mothers and seniors, the holiday may conjure psychiatric issues and symptoms that physicians will need to look out for.


Corner Clinic: Holiday Anxiety, Manicures and Melanoma and the Prime Pooping Position

11/6/2018 Our experts answer your questions on everything from headaches to tummy aches. This month, our experts discuss anxiety around the holidays, manicures and melanoma and a prime pooping position.


Cannabis 101: A Q&A with UC San Diego Health's cannabis experts

10/30/2018 Cannabis or its derivatives can be found in everything from smoothies to purported medicines. Experts at UC San Diego School of Medicine's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research answer some burning qu ...


Depression Differences: A Q&A with Psychiatrist Sidney Zisook, MD

5/4/2018 Sidney Zisook, MD, a psychiatrist at UC San Diego Health and professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine, talks about different types of depression as well as available treatment option ...