UA Women's Mental Health Program Clinic to Formally Open Jan. 23

<p>The University of Arizona Women's Mental Health Program formally will open its new clinic.</p>

UA Women's Mental Health Program Clinic to Formally Open Jan. 23

 
Jan. 18, 2002
From: AHSC Public Affairs, 626-7301
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The University of Arizona Women's Mental Health Program formally will open its new clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m., at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Directed by Marlene Freeman, MD, UA Department of Psychiatry, the clinic specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, "in the context of reproductive events." Depression and anxiety disorders are more common in women than in men. Female reproductive hormones, as well as psychological factors, likely are involved. Also, the courses of mood disorders and anxiety disorders often are different in women and men. Women frequently experience a worsening course of illness following birth of a child and during the time leading up to menopause when hormone levels are fluctuating.

Many women also experience worsening mood and anxiety symptoms premenstrually.

The UA Women's Mental Health Program focuses on:
 

  • Postpartum depression
  • Depression and anxiety during depression
  • Preconception and pregnancy planning for women
  • Using psychiatric medications
  • Perimenopausal depression
  • Hormone replacement therapy and impact on mental health
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Bipolar disorder in women

PLEASE NOTE: The clinic will take place every Wednesday, from 8 to 11 a.m. For clinical care or other inquiries, please call 626-3273.