Women's Mental Health and Infants Program
The Women’s Mental Health and Infants Program was developed out of a research focus on improving understanding of Mood Disorders in women throughout the lifespan. Specific foci include improving detection and treatment of untreated depression and anxiety in childbearing aged women in primary care, improving access to effective treatments for perinatal depression/anxiety, understanding the impact of treated vs. un-treated depression and anxiety on women and their children, and understanding the neurobiological and psychological interplay between mothers and their children. Our interdisciplinary research team is comprised of faculty, trainees, and staff from Psychiatry, Psychology, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Social Work, Pediatrics, and Public Health. Our improved understanding of mental health issues is not possible without the help and collaboration of women and their families who choose to participate in this research, for which we are grateful.