Women’s Mental Health

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Women’s Mental Health

Women often experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with changes in their reproductive systems, including during the transition to pregnancy and the postpartum period, menstrual cycle, and menopause. We offer evidence-based treatments for perinatal (i.e., pre- and postpartum) mood and anxiety disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopausal changes.

Becoming a new mother, whether for the first time or the tenth, involves profound biological, emotional, and practical changes in our bodies and lives. Although this can be an exciting and joyous time, it can also be incredibly stressful! Other women have difficulty with infertility, pregnancy loss, or unexpected pregnancy. It is common to struggle with these kinds of changes and stresses; however, when they are disrupting your functioning or your ability to enjoy life with your new (or soon to be) baby, you may benefit from the support of a caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable professional with expertise in treating perinatal anxiety and mood disorders.

As a result of changes or fluctuations in the hormones associated with women’s reproductive systems, they are at risk of experiencing mood and anxiety related difficulties. These may include:

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder:
Intense changes in mood, behaviour, or physical symptoms that occur monthly during particular phases of the menstrual cycle.

Perimenopause-related difficulties:
Mood and physical symptoms related to the transition to menopause