Reproductive Psychiatry

offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA
Reproductive Psychiatry

Reproductive Psychiatry services offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA

The hormone shifts during your period, pregnancy, or the perimenopausal and menopausal period can affect your mental and emotional health. At Adelpha Psychiatric Group, the experienced medical team specializes in diagnosing and treating anxiety, postpartum depression, mood swings, and other conditions women experience at different points in their lives. They provide psychiatric counseling and medication management to support long-term mental and emotional wellness. Call the Pasadena or Encino, California, office today to schedule a reproductive psychiatry consultation or request an appointment online.

Reproductive Psychiatry Q & A

What is reproductive psychiatry?

Reproductive psychiatry is a specialized approach to treating the mental health needs of women who experience psychiatric symptoms during their reproductive cycle. These cycles include:

  • Monthly menstrual cycle
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause

The hormone changes during reproductive cycles trigger a range of physical and psychological symptoms in women. For some, these symptoms can be severe and debilitating.

Adelpha Psychiatric Group offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of your symptoms to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. The team also provides personalized treatment services and ongoing support to ensure that you can live a high-quality, active life.

When should I schedule a reproductive psychiatry consultation?

You should schedule a reproductive psychiatry consultation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group if you experience unusual symptoms during your period or pregnancy, after childbirth, or during your transition to menopause. The team also offers preconception counseling (planning for mental health care before becoming pregnant).

These symptoms include:

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Persistent depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Anger or agitation
  • Anxious or intrusive thoughts

You might also benefit from a consultation if you experience emotional or mental distress due to infertility or following a miscarriage.

The team assesses your symptoms during a psychiatric evaluation and could order bloodwork to evaluate your hormone levels. They personalize a care plan to manage existing psychiatric symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.

What treatments are available through reproductive psychiatry?

The Adelpha Psychiatry Group medical team provides several psychiatric treatments to women experiencing reproductive mood disorders. They have special training in managing psychiatric medications in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

The providers also offer comprehensive psychotherapy (talk therapy) to support your mental and emotional health.

Psychiatric counseling and medication management are available in the office and through the online telehealth platform. You can expect to schedule routine visits with the team so that they can monitor your progress with medication and psychotherapy.

The team might also refer you for additional medical services like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to address menopause-related symptoms. If you’re pregnant, they coordinate your treatment plan with your OB/GYN to protect your health and your baby’s development.

Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a reproductive psychiatry consultation or request an appointment online.