Prenatal and Postpartum Psychiatric Treatment
If you're suffering from prenatal or postpartum depression, anxiety, feelings of guilt or sadness, racing thoughts, panic attacks, rage, or insomnia, you're not alone (even though it feels that way sometimes!). Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting up to 1 in 5 patients. Fortunately they're very treatable, and certification in Perinatal Mental Health means Dahlia Center has the expertise to work with you to navigate your treatment and help both you and your baby thrive. Treatment plans are developed collaboratively with patients and may include medication, supportive counseling, holistic/integrative treatments, and birth/postpartum planning.
Women's Psychiatric Treatment
We see all women of reproductive age (18-menopause) for their psychiatric needs. You don't need to be pregnant or postpartum to see someone who understands the experiences and struggles unique to women. Hormones, trauma, relationship and work inequities, parenting, stress. They all play an important role in women's mental health.
Not everyone feels comfortable taking psychiatric medication, or wants to rely exclusively on medication for their mental health. All of the providers at Dahlia Center are completing a Reproductive and Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship. We work with you to create an evidence based, holistic mental health plan that incorporates lifestyle changes, herbs and supplements, and correction of hormonal imbalances, in addition to providing psychiatric medication management. Many people do need medication for their mental health, but we would much rather correct underlying issues than try to cover them up with a higher dose of medication than might be necessary. We believe in collaborative care, and that you are the expert in you!
Thinking about becoming pregnant?
Optimize your psychiatric medications and mental health prior to conception to ensure the lowest risk possible for you and your baby.