Welcome to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health2020-03-05T17:05:46-04:00

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.


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.


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.



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).



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?


Keep up with the latest news in women’s mental health and our research