Psychiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. These disorders include problems with mood, behavior, cognition and perceptions. A group of clinicians who specialize in mental health disorders are best qualified to assess the aspects of various psychological problems.
The Perinatal Project is primarily a women’s mental health practice that includes a team of caring psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and social workers who can meet all your mental health needs. We specialize in treating women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorders I and II.
If you have PMAD, you are not alone. Up to 20% (1 in 5) of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that won’t go away. If it lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression. Symptoms of perinatal or postpartum depression can occur any time during pregnancy or after delivery and last from a few weeks up to a year.
Some of these symptoms can include:
Fill out our free depression screening form and one of our team members will reach out to you Monday thru Friday within 48 hours with very helpful information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
has been Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She was also awarded the Top Nurse Practitioner Award of 2017 by the International Nurses Association.
We’re honored to have had the opportunity to use TMS Therapy to help our patients, and we look forward to being able to provide another one million treatments!
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