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    Welcome to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health2020-11-24T10:16:43-04:00

    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

    MGH Perinatal Depression Scale Mobile App

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

    CWMH General Research Interest Form

    Interested in participating in future research at the CWMH? You are invited to complete our interest form.

    RESEARCH STUDIES

    Lifestyle Intervention Research Study

    A Neurosteroid Intervention for Menopausal and Perimenopausal Depression

    Are you experiencing symptoms of menopause and feeling depressed or down? You may be eligible for a research study at Massachusetts General Hospital evaluating how a medication treats menopausal depression and other symptoms of menopause.

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

    National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications©

    The National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications is dedicated to evaluating the safety of psychiatric medications such as antidepressants, stimulants, and atypical antipsychotics that many women take during pregnancy to treat a wide range of mood, anxiety, or psychiatric disorders.

    TO PARTICIPATE CALL TOLL-FREE:

    1-866-961-2388

    Course of ADHD in Pregnancy and the Postpartum

    MGH Postpartum Psychosis Project (MGHP3)

    If you are a mother who has experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis within the past ten years, you could help us to better understand this disorder. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health are announcing the launch of a new research study called the MGH Postpartum Psychosis Project (MGHP3).

    Course of ADHD in Pregnancy and the Postpartum

    UPWARD & UPWARD(S) – Preventing depressive relapse in pregnancy and the post-partum

    People who have been depressed in the past are at risk of becoming depressed in the future, and depression during pregnancy is all too common. Our study seeks to determine whether a digital mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) platform is effective in preventing depressive relapse during pregnancy and the post-partum period.

    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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