Women’s Health

An Overview of Maternal Mental Health Issues

  By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.  One in five women will develop a maternal mental health disorder.  They are also referred to as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) to emphasize that women experience more than postpartum depression during […]

What Women Should Know About Antidepressants

Danielle Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE/UC Health Psychiatrist Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program Director University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry   Psychiatric medications are prescribed to treat the symptoms of mental health disorders. They can stabilize symptoms and prevent relapse. They work by affecting neurotransmitters […]

Menopause and Depression: Causes and Treatments

An estimated 8 – 15% of all women experience symptoms of depression during menopause.  Unfortunately, problems are often misdiagnosed, because many of the symptoms of depression mimic those of normal menopause. Increased fatigue, appetite and sleep disturbance, difficulty concentrating, and increased irritability are symptoms of both clinical depression and peri-menopause (the 8-10 years prior to […]