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.
Sleep Disturbance and Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Addressing sleep problems may be an important component of suicide prevention efforts, as improving sleep quality and duration may help to reduce the risk of suicide in perinatal population.
More Data on Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Lithium Use During Pregnancy
Lithium use during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and large for gestational age infants.
Coach-Supported Web-Based Intervention for Mild to Moderate Postpartum Depression
This preliminary study suggests that web-based interventions with coaching are feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective treatment options for women with mild to moderate postpartum depression and/or anxiety.
Seeking stories from survivors, family members, and clinicians who have grappled with PPD.
Interested in participating in future research at the CWMH? You are invited to complete our interest form.