Mass General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Mission Statement

The mission of The Center for Women’s Mental Health is to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and ongoing care for women who suffer from a spectrum of psychiatric disorders and to improve the lives of patients and their families. Clinical care at the Center is complemented by research across a range of areas including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pregnancy and postpartum mood disturbance, and peri- and post-menopausal depression. The goal of conducted research is to address critical unanswered questions which can inform clinical care and to disseminate important research findings which emerge across the field of women’s mental health.

The Reproductive Psychiatry Information Resource Center was developed as a way of providing critical up-to-date information for patients in the rapidly changing field of women’s mental health. This internet-based resource was designed in an effort to provide scientifically sound and clinically useful information to caregivers and patients at a time when the field of women’s mental health is quickly evolving. One of the primary goals of the Center is to empower patients with information to make informed decisions about their care. Information is provided in multiple formats. Articles from scientific literature and commentary by Center staff are presented across a range of topics and address critical questions faced by patients and clinicians as they weigh options regarding clinical care. Clearly stated information coupled with collaborative decision-making between patients and clinicians leads to thoughtful treatment choices consistent with individual needs and specific clinical situations.

Support For Our Website

This website, the Perinatal Information Resource Center (PIRC), is funded entirely with philanthropic support. The Good Samaritan Foundation provided the index gift to establish the PIRC and subsequent support has come from individual philanthropic donations. Philanthropic support is also used to fund the effort of Dr. Ruta Nonacs in her capacity of Editor-in-Chief of the PIRC.

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