Welcome to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health2018-10-12T11:21:33+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

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.

Lifestyle Intervention Research Study

A Neurosteroid Intervention for Menopausal and Perimenopausal Depession

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.

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?  You may be eligible to take part in an observational research study for women discontinuing psychostimulants during pregnancy and the postpartum.

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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