Register Online MGH Conference on Women’s Mental Health – October 17, 2019

By | September 17, 2019

Over the last few years, we have  seen an increasing number of women with substance use disorders in our clinic.  We are very excited that Dr. Edwin Raffi from the Center for Women’s Mental Health will speaking about treating this vulnerable population at our upcoming one day course in Women’s Mental Health in Boston on Thursday, October 17th. The treatment of this group of women is particularly challenging in that there are high rates of psychiatric comorbity and trauma.

This course occurs on the day preceding the Annual Psychopharmacology Conference (October 18-20, 2019). This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across the reproductive lifespan. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy and pregnancy planning, the postpartum, breastfeeding, the menopausal transition, and menstrual cycle related mood dysregulation.


This is a new conference, and we will be able to cover the topics previously included in the Annual Psychopharmacology Conference in greater detail.  In addition, we are adding some new topics, including ADHD in women, perinatal substance use disorders, and PTSD in reproductive age women.  Here is the full list of talks:

Major Depressive Disorder in Pregnancy and the Postpartum – Lee S. Cohen, MD

Bipolar Disorder: Considerations Across the Reproductive Lifespan – Marlene P. Freeman, MD

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – Laura Petrillo, MD

The Menopausal Transition and Depression – Ruta Nonacs, MD, PhD

Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women of Reproductive Age – Edwin Raffi, MD, MPH

ADHD in Women – Allison Baker, MD

More information regarding this conference can be found HERE and in the flyer below.

We look forward to seeing you in October.

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health