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About Our Clinical Program

The Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. Our clinical program offers services in the following areas:

  • Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy
    The Pregnancy Consultation Service offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for women with psychiatric disorders who are pregnant and for those who wish to conceive.
  • Postpartum psychiatric disorders
    Patients with postpartum psychiatric disorders including postpartum depression and anxiety disorders receive evaluation and treatment by clinicians with particular expertise in this area. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments are offered as well as referrals to support services in the community specifically designed for postpartum women.
  • Breastfeeding and the use of psychiatric medications
    Postpartum depression is frequently seen in women after childbirth. Clinical consultation is offered to women who may benefit from the use of medication and who wish to breastfeed, taking into account all available information regarding the safety of this practice during lactation.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
    Our clinical program offers pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies to women with both premenstrual depression and/or anxiety.
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause
    Menopausal women and women beginning to experience early “perimenopausal symptoms” frequently suffer from depressive symptoms.

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