Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). If you don’t find the answer to your question below…don’t worry, we still have the answer. Contact Us.
We treat a variety of mental health disorders occurring in the prenatal and postnatal periods including:
For help with mental health conditions occurring outside of the pregnancy or postpartum periods, visit www.ascendtelehealth.com and click on “client portal” to get started.
Our seasoned therapy providers are trained in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches for the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including:
While everyone’s needs are different, pregnancy and postpartum changes often contribute to a worsening of symptoms and possible relapse of previously stabilized conditions. Utilizing a provider who specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) will ensure both you and your baby receive safe, evidence-based treatment options to optimize your mental health.
Many medications have been studied in pregnancy and have not been linked to a higher chance of birth defects. Study results vary depending on medication being used and timing of gestational exposure. When discussing your unique circumstances with your provider, they will give you a thorough review of the potential risks and benefits to you and your baby. Personal preference, symptom severity, and psychiatric history will all be considered.
Yes. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the most common obstetric complication in the perinatal period, effecting 1 in 5 perinatal individuals. They are also very treatable. Most individuals benefit from at least 6 months – 1 year of treatment, however some require longer.
In order to provide high-quality mental health care to all who seek help, we ask that if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you do so at least 24-hours in advance. This will allow time for others to gain access to our providers. Failure to do so may result in late-cancellation or no-show fee.