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New Advanced Psychiatric Therapeutics Clinic

The UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is opening a new clinic dedicated to treating patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. The Advanced Psychiatric Therapeutics Clinic will provide novel treatment modalities including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal spray. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) will also be offered in the near future.

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New Approach to Equity in Autism, Fragile X Research

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences professor and UC Davis MIND Institute Director, Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D., is calling for a major shift in the way research into autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities is conducted. He co-authored a paper featured in a special issue of the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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Loss of Executive Function May Signal Onset of FXTAS

New UC Davis research published in the journal Movement Disorders shows that men with an FMR1 premutation who experienced reduced executive function were at a higher likelihood of developing fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). The findings could help clinicians determine which premutation carriers will eventually develop FXTAS.

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Ranked among the nation’s top performers

UC Davis Medical Center received Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 2024, placing us among the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance. We also received accolades for high-quality patient care, known as Specialty Excellent Awards, in five areas including cardiac, neurosciences, gastrointestinal, critical care and pulmonary specialties.

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Recognized as a great hospital in America

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by the 2023 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Great hospitals in America” list.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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