Frequently Asked Questions
When are women at a higher risk of mental health issues?
A woman’s natural reproductive lifecycle represents higher risk of onset of mental health issues as physical changes, hormonal fluctuations and life-altering events cause natural highs and lows.
What are possible issues for which a woman might seeks specialized mental health care?
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (psychiatric symptoms related to the menstrual cycle)
- Hormonal contraceptives and psychiatric medication interactions
- Psychiatric symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Pre-conception mental health concerns (effect of mental illness and/or psychiatric medications on pregnancy)
- Psychiatric illness during pregnancy
- Postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders
- Psychiatric medication usage during lactation
- Psychiatric complications of fertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility
- Psychological impact of pregnancy loss
- Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause and the interplay between psychological and physiological symptoms in menopause
- Hormone replacement Therapy (HRT) and psychiatric medication interactions
- 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
What signs might a woman or her loved one watch out for?
- Symptoms of depression like irritability or too much or too little sleep.
- No longer finding joy in things that once made you happy.
- Anxiety symptoms such as tense muscles, feelings of panic or labored breathing.
How can an appointment with a women’s mental health specialist be made?
Appointments may be made with Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program’s treatment team members via Lindner Center Professional Associates at 513-536-HOPE (4673).
Who is an appropriate patient for the Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE?
- The Women’s Mental Health Program serves adult women age 18 and older who may be experiencing mental health issues and concerns related to:
- The Menstrual Cycle
- Fertility issues/treatment