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Women's Mental Health

We offer women comprehensive treatment tailored to their unique needs. We specialize in treating psychological and psychiatric problems that arise in the context of premenstrual syndromes, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Our psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers share a common commitment to understanding women's mental health needs. Our aim is to provide comprehensive care that relieves distress and promotes well-being and social functioning. To this end we provide a range of psychiatric and psychotherapy/counseling services, including evaluation, medication, couples treatment, group treatment, individual therapy and supportive care.

In collaboration with our colleagues in other specialties, we provide women's mental health services for the following:

  • Complications of infertility treatments
  • Depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder during pregnancy and post partum
  • Menopause related disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraine headaches
  • Evaluation for egg donors
  • Mental health support during pregnancy – Five trimesters clinic

Five Trimesters Clinic

The Department of Psychiatry offers a range of services to support women’s wellness during pregnancy. Our faculty includes three women psychiatrists with special expertise in advising women about the use of medication during pregnancy or while breast feeding, mood and anxiety disorders while pregnant or after birth, and support for fathers and partners. Our weekly Five Trimesters Clinic offers evaluations, brief treatment and referral by psychiatrists in training at reduced rates. Although we do not accept direct insurance payments for psychiatric care, we provide all necessary documentation for accessing out of network benefits. Our motto is: Healthy moms. Healthy babies. Happy families.

Clinical Trials

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    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of losartan during 10 weeks of treatment for adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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