Research & Treatment

Some women experiencing PMADs may require intensive treatment or hospitalization, especially if they are in danger of hurting themselves or their child.  Click HERE for a full listing of specialized treatment programs.

The Perinatal Mood Disorders Inpatient Unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  includes the first free-standing inpatient perinatal psychiatry clinic in the United States.  The unit provides private, specialty care for women suffering from severe perinatal psychiatric issues.  Infants are encouraged to visit but may not stay overnight; protected sleep times for the mothers are extremely important for recovery.  resource-logos_r11_c1
Pine Rest Mother-Baby Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a partial hospitalization program offering short-term, intensive treatment including a nursery, allowing moms to bring their infants each day.


The Women and Infants Day Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island provides clinical and therapeutic services specifically for pregnant and postpartum women; new mothers are encouraged to bring their infants each day.  int-treat_r2_c1
The Women’s Mental Health Program at Emory University School of Medicine  in Atlanta, Georgia provides state-of-the-art psychiatric care for women during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and breastfeeding.  int-treat_r3_c1
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Women’s Mood Disorders Center was created to study hormonally-triggered mood disorders and provides expert evaluation of women who suffer their symptoms.  resource-logos_r7_c1
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health has an outstanding website about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, which includes general information as well as discussions about medication during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  The mission of The Center 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.   resource-logos_r8_c1
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders) offers cutting-edge clinical research services that contribute to breakthroughs in the scientific understanding of the mood disorders.


Stanford University Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health is dedicated to establishing a new comprehensive standard of care for women’s mental health services by providing innovative, state of the art treatment that culminates from the integration of biomedical research, clinical practice, and education.  resource-logos_r10_c1
George Washington University’s Five Trimesters Clinic provides evaluation, brief treatment, and referrals.  This service accepts self-referred patients and those identified as being in need of psychiatric services during the course of infertility treatment, prenatal care, or early well-child visits. resource-logos_r12_c1

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