Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

MMC Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Adjusting to the birth of a baby may be challenging. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS) such as postpartum anxiety and depression, affect 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.

If you are pregnant or recently had a baby and are experiencing any of the below symptoms for more than two weeks, please call us at 862-781-3755.

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Anxiety all or most of the time or 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 the baby, or that you are not a good enough mother

MMC Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone, The sooner you contact us for help, the sooner you will start to feel better.
To make an appointment, please call 862-781-3755.
If you are in crisis, please call the Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) — the designated psychiatric screening center for Monmouth County featuring Monmouth Medical Center mental health screeners who staff the 24-hour crisis hotline at 732-923-6999.

The Program

At RWJBarnabas Health, we care about your mental health as well as your physical health during your pregnancy and after the delivery of your baby.
The Center for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, part of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, 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 as well as complimentary therapies such as infant massage and Mommy & Me music classes to encourage bonding in a safe, judgement free space.
Patients are supported through a multidisciplinary team of maternal mental health experts from psychiatry, nursing and social work. All of our clinicians are certified in perinatal mental health by Postpartum Support International.

Treatment

We know that the best treatment is delivered through a combination of approaches. This may include individual therapy, medication, support group therapy or all three. We also offer a private Facebook community dedicated to our PPD/A population that provides a peer-to-peer support system. Most insurance plans cover these appointments, although a copayment may be required. We offer treatment up until 1 year postpartum.

MMC Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Our Services

  • Free postpartum weekly support groups for Mom
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Art Therapy/Trauma Therapy
  • Mother-infant bonding classes/sessions
  • Pregnancy group sessions
  • Therapy for Dads
  • Medication management and evaluation
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Referrals to supportive services

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Resources

Monmouth Medical Center has received the first Platinum level Maternal Mental Health Friendly (MMHF) Certification in the United States. MMHF™ Platinum Level is the highest designation a hospital or facility can achieve and recognizes the commitment an organization has made towards providing maternal mental health support and services to the perinatal community.

Location

Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
200 Wyckoff Road, Suite 3500
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724
Ph: 862-781-3755
Fax: 732-443-3144

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