Women’s Mental Health Program

Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program Promotes Well-being Across the Reproductive Lifecycle

Some mental health concerns are unique to women, especially as they relate to a woman’s reproductive life cycle. This cycle is naturally filled with highs and lows that are linked to physical changes, hormonal fluctuations, life-altering events — often equally joyous, sad, and stressful. Sometimes it can be hard to know when a mood or behavior is more than a normal reaction to physiological change or stress.

The Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE strives to promote and enhance women’s mental health and well-being across the reproductive lifecycle. Specialists are available to help individuals and their clinicians by providing: comprehensive diagnostic assessments, consultations, medication management, and psychotherapy services.


This unique program focuses on:

Menstrual Cycle

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (psychiatric symptoms related to the menstrual cycle)
  • Hormonal contraceptives and psychiatric medication interactions
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Read more about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, click here.


Pregnancy

  • Pre-conception counseling (effect of mental illness and/or psychiatric medications on pregnancy)
  • Psychiatric illness during pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders
  • Psychiatric medications during lactation

Read more about Depression during Pregnancy, click here.

Read more about Postpartum Depression, click here.

Read more about Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, click here.


Fertility

  • Psychiatric complications of fertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility
  • Psychological impact of pregnancy loss

Menopause

  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause and the interplay between psychological and physiological symptoms in menopause
  • Hormone replacement Therapy (HRT) and psychiatric medication interactions

Stress Management

  • Psychosocial stressors affecting women at all ages such as pregnancy, motherhood, balancing work and family, relationships, loss of a child or loved one, aging parents, empty nest syndrome and self-image issues