Dr. Laurence Tecott, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist (#G68302)

ALUMNUS OF: Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco
LOCATION: San Francisco Mental Health Clinic, CA
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  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Body-Weight Regulation

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Integrative

Work experience

  • 1984- Society for Neuroscience.
  • 2000- American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).
  • 2001- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB).
  • 2008- NARSAD Scientific Council.
  • 1995-2020 – Physician Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Physician Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Attending Psychiatrist in an outpatient Psychiatric Medication Management Clinic. Research Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, USCF.
  • 2005-2020 – Elias Endowed Chairman of Molecular Biology and Genetic Psychiatry.
  • 2020- Professor Emeritus University of California, San Franciso, Department of Psychiatry.


  • 1992-1994 – UCSF – Fellow – Psychiatry/ Pharmacology
  • 1989-1992 – UCSF – Resident – Psychiatry
  • 1988-1989 – Yale University – Intern – Psychiatry
  • 1987-1988 – Stanford University – Postdoc
  • 1983-1987 – Stanford University – Ph.D. – Neuroscience
  • 1979-1983 – UCSF – M.D.
  • 1975-1979- Swarthmore, Swarthmore,PA – B.A – Biology & Psychology

Affiliations and certifications

  • University of California, San Franciso, Doctor of Medicine
  • Standford University in Neuroscience, Doctor of Philosophy

In-Network Insurance

Medicare Inc
Anthem Blue Cross of California Inc
Aetna Inc.
Optum Behavioral Health
United Health Care Inc.
MHN Inc.
Healthnet Inc
Magellan Behavioral Health
Alignment Health
Humana Inc
Cigna Inc

Dr. Tecott has had a lifelong interest in how psychological, environmental, neurological, and genetic factors interact to impact mental health. After receiving his M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Tecott pursued his interest in brain function through graduate study in Neuroscience at Stanford University. After receiving his Ph.D. at Stanford, Dr. Tecott completed a psychiatric internship at Yale University and completed the remainder of his residency training in psychiatry at UCSF. In addition to clinical training in psychiatry, Dr. Tecott conducted basic neuroscience research, using molecular genetic methods to study brain mechanisms through which neurotransmitter serotonin impacts behavioral processes relevant to mental health.

Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Tecott joined the UCSF Psychiatry Department faculty, served as an attending physician engaged in the training of psychiatric residents, and directed a basic neuroscience laboratory research program. Over the course of his 26 years at UCSF, Dr. Tecott’s laboratory contributed over 100 publications providing insights into brain mechanisms relevant to anxiety, depression, appetite, body weight, and the actions of psychiatric drugs.

Dr. Tecott has gone on to retire from UCSF to apply his extensive experience in neuroscience and clinical psychopharmacology as part of a comprehensive approach to the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, sleep disturbances, attention deficit disorders, and obesity.