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
    • Pregnancy
    • Fertility issues/treatment
    • Menopause
    • Stress

How do I learn more?

Click here to view weblinks for more information about women’s mental health.