Latest Articles

Postpartum mania & bipolar disorder

Postpartum Mania & Bipolar Disorder

There is quite a bit of discussion these days of postpartum depression as the primary mental health condition that can afflict a new mom....
Light Therapy for Depression

Light Therapy for Depression

Perinatal and postpartum depression affects many women, by some studies up to 10-20%. In my clinical practice, I also have many women who struggle...
OCD in Pregnancy

OCD in Pregnancy

As we’ve previously learned, pregnancy and the postpartum period can predispose a woman to developing a new mental health condition or worsening of an...

Acupuncture for Pregnancy Depression

Many of my pregnant patients struggling with depression ask about non-medication treatment options. Understandably, there are many concerns and hesitations about taking medication during...
Emotional Weight of Miscarriage

Emotional Weight of Miscarriage

You might be one of the millions of women who have been through a miscarriage, also known as a spontaneous abortion. Yet, while common,...
Infertility medication side effects

Emotional Side Effects of Infertility Medications

Infertility, affecting many couples, can have a number of mental health complications like depression (see my article on Psychological Impact of Infertility). The most...
Sex during pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy

For many women, their own views of themselves as sexual beings and their sexual behaviors change over the course of pregnancy and into the...
Medication Safety Review Series: Bupropion

Medication Safety Review Series: Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

What is wellbutrin and what is it used for? This medication is a commonly prescribed antidepressant. It is often used as a first-line treatment option because...