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Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

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Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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What is depression?

Persistent Depressive Disorder, sometimes called dysthymia, is a long-term (chronic) type of depression that doesn't have long breaks in between episodes of feeling down. It may cause loss of interest in everyday activities, feelings of hopelessness, low productivity, and low self-esteem, as well as an overall sense of inadequacy.

Symptoms of depression

  • Having suicidal thoughts

  • History of using narcotics or illegal drugs

  • Trembling of fingers or whole body

  • Decrease in ambition and motivation

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Fears that are sometimes irrational or illogical

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • Feeling a sense of unreality / feeling that events or surroundings are not real

Questions your doctor may ask to check for depression

  • Do you frequently think about harming or killing yourself?

  • Have you ever used stimulants, narcotics, or other illegal drugs before?

  • Do you have trembling in your fingers or body?

  • Do you feel less motivated lately?

  • Do you feel stressed or unhappy about going to work or school?

Treatment for depression

The treatment approach depends on the severity of symptoms and any co-existing emotional issues. The main treatments are talk therapy (psychotherapy), and if criteria for a major depressive episode is met, medication is often used.

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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