• Welcome to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health2024-05-28T13:10:59-04:00

    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.

    We anticipate finishing production in the summer of 2024. We look forward to sharing more information with you in the months to come.
    We are hiring for two full-time positions with start dates of June or July 2024. We invite you to complete an interest form for Center Manager or Project Manager.
    Interested in participating in future research at the CWMH? You are invited to complete our interest form.

    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

    Perinatal Substance Use

    How can we best address substance use in women of reproductive age?

    Menopausal Symptoms

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

    Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

    Weighing the risks and benefits of pharmacologic treatment during pregnancy

    Breastfeeding & Psychiatric Medications

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

    Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders

    Most women suffering from postpartum depression do not receive adequate care

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