• Welcome to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health2021-06-04T13:41:29-04:00

    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.

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    Most women suffering from postpartum depression do not receive adequate care

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