The Perinatal Project
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Comprehensive Psychiatry in Aldie

What is psychiatry?

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.

What is PMAD?

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:

  • Low mood or hopelessness
  • Lack of interest in baby
  • Trouble concentrating and brain fog
  • Anxious or panicky feelings
  • Anger or irritability
  • Unusual changes in sleep
  • Extreme worry or fear
  • Flashbacks related to pregnancy or delivery
  • Avoidance
  • Scary or unwanted thoughts
  • Compulsions
  • Feeling more energetic than usual
  • Seeing images or hearing sounds that others cannot see or hear
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby

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.

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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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Location

This Contact Form is for New Patients only. If you have a medication refill request or question, please call our office directly. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.