Some mental health concerns are unique to women, especially as they relate to a woman’s reproductive life cycle. This cycle is naturally filled with highs and lows that are linked to physical changes, hormonal fluctuations, life-altering events -- often equally joyous, sad, and stressful. Sometimes it can be hard to know when a mood or behavior is more than a normal reaction to physiological change or stress.
The Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE strives to promote and enhance women’s mental health and well-being across the reproductive lifecycle. Specialists are available to help individuals and their clinicians by providing: comprehensive diagnostic assessments, consultations, medication management, and psychotherapy services.
This unique program focuses on:
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (psychiatric symptoms related to the menstrual cycle)
- Hormonal contraceptives and psychiatric medication interactions
- Psychiatric symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Read more about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
, click here.
- Pre-conception counseling (effect of mental illness and/or psychiatric medications on pregnancy)
- Psychiatric illness during pregnancy
- Postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders
- Psychiatric medications during lactation
Read more about Depression during Pregnancy, click here.
Read more about Postpartum Depression, click here.
Read more about Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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- Psychiatric complications of fertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility
- Psychological impact of pregnancy loss
- Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause and the interplay between psychological and physiological symptoms in menopause
- Hormone replacement Therapy (HRT) and psychiatric medication interactions
- Psychosocial stressors affecting women at all ages such as pregnancy, motherhood, balancing work and family, relationships, loss of a child or loved one, aging parents, empty nest syndrome and self-image issues