Psychology

Ways to Remain in Good Physical & Mental Health

By uclahealth • March 27, 2020

Deaths of polarizing figures in our society yield moments of grief, reflection, and unity

By uclahealth • February 24, 2020

Whether it is the death of a public figure like Kobe Bryant or of a beloved family member or friend, loss can stir myriad, and often difficult, emotions: disbelief, sadness, anger, loneliness, fear, guilt, sorrow, pain, regret and despair. For those experiencing these feelings, it is important to give yourself [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020

“One thing that’s unique about our team is we have the luxury of time. We will sit with a family for an hour,” states Gina Kornfeind, a pediatric palliative care social worker and bereavement coordinator at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Our palliative care team is a service that helps children [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020

The placebo effect occurs when people respond to treatments that have no medical reason to be effective. Although the placebo effect is generally accepted as being real, exactly why these treatments work remains a mystery. One common theory is that the mind acts on the body to bring on [...]

By uclahealth • March 14, 2019

“We volunteered at the Pride fair last night and handed out a lot of swag at the UCLA Health booth,” says Dr. Natalia Ramos, pictured right, a child psychiatrist within the UCLA Department of Child Psychiatry. Liz Ollen, pictured left, a child psychology doctoral student adds, “We’re really excited [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2018

Story highlights Pain psychology uses cognitive behavioral therapy to change pain perceptions. Center offers various therapies to help patients cope [...]

By uclahealth • June 4, 2018

Dear Doctors: It's been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression? Dr. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • March 15, 2018

Some high school seniors and their parents are feeling a little tense right now. The regular admission deadline for college applications was around the first of the year; that means many students applying to highly ranked colleges receive word of acceptance – or rejection [...]

By Leigh Hopper • February 28, 2018

I am the proud mother of a gorgeous, funny, helpful and talented little boy who has a disability. During one of our visits to his Developmental Specialist, it was mentioned that he may benefit from attending the UCLA Intervention Program. I was amazed that such a program existed, let alone [...]

By proudUCLAmom • February 26, 2018