The Perinatal Project
Gary R. Spivack, MD

Gary R. Spivack, MD

Gary R. Spivack, MD

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Owner and Medical Director

Specialty: Child and Adolescent

Gary R. Spivack is a Board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Over the past twenty-five years Dr. Spivack has run outpatient programs, day schools, residential treatment centers, therapeutic foster care programs, and inpatient / day hospital programs. The article he wrote on ADHD vs. Mood Disorders fifteen years ago is still widely credited. He believes strongly in the biopsychosocial model as the most appropriate for children and adolescents – with the goal of treatment to be to get the child’s and family’s development back on track.

After graduating from Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Spivack went on to complete his residency in Pediatrics and in Psychiatry at Georgetown University. He completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at George Washington University. Dr. Spivack is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and James Madison University.

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Our Services

We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life

Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.

What is therapy?

Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
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What is medication management?

Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.


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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone. Up to 20% of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders.“Normal Baby Blues” will subside within 1-2 weeks. This affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
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What is TMS?

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.


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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
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Our focus is on helping patients maximize their strengths to lessen the impact of stress in their lives. At The perinatal project, We Emphasize Results.

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