Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)

at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Adjusting to the birth of a baby can be challenging. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) such as Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Postpartum Anxiety (PPA) affects 1 in 5 women, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. It is the most common complication of childbirth, but is temporary and treatable.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center cares about your mental and physical health during your pregnancy and after your delivery. We have established the only specialized center in Northern New Jersey offering multidisciplinary maternal health support and services.

The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders treats women and families who are pregnant, postpartum, or who are coping with the loss of a baby. Our treatment program includes evidence-based psychotherapy, support groups and medication management. Our clinicians are certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International.

Treatment and Services

We know that the best treatment is delivered through a combination of approaches that may include individual psychotherapy, medication support therapy or all three. We offer:

  • Peer-to-peer support groups, including a private online community
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Free postpartum weekly support groups
  • Group therapy
  • Mother-Infant bonding classes

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 973-322-9501.

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

You are not alone, we are here to help.

The sooner you contact us for help, the sooner you will start to feel better. Call us at 973-322-9501. Most insurance plans cover these appointments, although a co-payment may be required.

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