Welcome to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health2018-06-05T03:50:15+00:00

Welcome to The Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH.

Our Center, established in 1989, has been renamed following the generous gift from Carol Ammon and Dr. Marie Pinizzotto. These resources will be used to realize the overarching mission of the Center.

This website provides a range of current information including discussion of new research findings in women’s mental health and how such investigations inform day-to-day clinical practice. Despite the growing number of studies being conducted in women’s health, the clinical implications of such work are frequently controversial, leaving patients with questions regarding the most appropriate path to follow. Providing these resources to patients and their doctors so that individual clinical decisions can be made in a thoughtful and collaborative fashion dovetails with the mission of our Center.

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

The National
Pregnancy Registry
for Psychiatric Medications:

All pregnant women between the ages of 18-45 with a history of psychiatric illness are eligible to enroll in the registry.

MGH Perinatal Depression Scale Mobile App

Are you pregnant? Do you own a smart phone? Get the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale app.

RESEARCH STUDIES

Course of ADHD in Pregnancy and the Postpartum

Course of ADHD in Pregnancy and the Postpartum

Are you pregnant? Do you have a history of ADHD?

EnBrace HR for Depression Treatment and Prevention in Women Trying to Conceive and Early Pregnancy

EnBrace HR for MDD Relapse Prevention in Women Trying to Conceive and Early Pregnancy

Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy? Do you feel depressed or have a history of depression?

Lifestyle Intervention Research Study

Lifestyle Intervention Research Study

Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Do you have a history of depression? Do you want to lose weight or have a healthier lifestyle?

SPECIALTY AREAS

PMS & PMDD

When PMS symptoms interfere with functioning and quality of life

Fertility & Mental Health

Stress, depression, and anxiety associated with infertility and its treatment

Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

Weighing the risks and benefits of pharmacologic treatment during pregnancy

Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders

Most women suffering from postpartum depression do not receive adequate care

Breastfeeding & Psychiatric Medications

How safe is it for women to take medications and breastfeed?

Menopausal Symptoms

Depression, hot flashes, sleep disturbance… What are safe treatment for symptomatic midlife women?

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