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March 13, 2014
Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, according to a new analysis led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
May 22, 2013
UCSF researchers have found that activity of an enzyme called telomerase is greater, on average, within cells of the immune systems of individuals untreated for major depression.
November 19, 2012
Women exposed to trauma may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder because of a heightened fear response, according to a new study.
March 06, 2012
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health diagnoses were significantly more likely to be prescribed opiates for pain than other veterans with pain, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
November 16, 2011
Our mature brains may not be so old and inflexible after all. Scientists are discovering that the human brain can improve its performance to counter the consequences of cognitive impairment and even the trauma of stroke-induced brain damage.