My new private practice

My New Private Practice in the Bay Area

Dear readers...I’m excited to announce I’m taking the next step in promoting women’s mental health! This January, I am launching a new perinatal mental...
Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

Oxytocin and Postpartum Mood

What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a neuropeptide made in the hypothalamus, a regulatory center in the brain. It is involved in labor and breastfeeding. It...
Postpartum Irritability

Postpartum Irritability

You may have read many articles already on postpartum depression, either this one on Mind Body Pregnancy or others. You may have even been...
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...

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