Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)

at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Adjusting to the birth of a baby can be challenging. Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety (PPD/A) affects 1 in 7 women with symptoms that range from mild to severe. It is the most common complication of childbirth, but it is temporary and treatable.

To help, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center has established the only specialized center in Northern New Jersey offering a multidisciplinary maternal mental health support and services.

At Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center we care about your mental health as well as your physical health during your pregnancy and after the delivery of your baby. The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program addresses many different topics and helps women to understand that this is not your fault and you are not alone. We offer group support as well as evidence-based psychotherapy. Patients are supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts from psychiatry, nursing and social work and all of our clinicians are certified by Postpartum Support International.

If you are pregnant or recently had a baby and are experiencing any of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, please call us at 973-322-7006.

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Anxiety all or most of the time or panic attacks
  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Sadness/crying frequently
  • Loss of pleasure/interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Excessive irritability and/or racing, scary thoughts
  • Fear of being left alone with the baby, or that you are not a good enough mother

The sooner you contact us for help, the sooner you will start to feel better.

Treatment and Services

We know that the best treatment is delivered through a combination of approaches. Currently, we offer:

  • Peer-to-peer support groups
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management and evaluation
  • Referrals to supportive services

We are here to help. Call or email us at 973-322-7006 or Most insurance plans cover these appointments, although a co-payment may be required.

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