All posts in “perinatal mood disorder”

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

The Women’s Peer Support Group: a drop-in group for women with mood disorders, including hormonal related mood disorders. The most serious of the postpartum disorders, this condition affects about 1 to 2 in 1,000 new mothers. Onset is rapid, sudden, and very dramatic, often within days to weeks of delivery. It can be characterized by psychotic depression, mania, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that other people cannot),delusions (fixed, false beliefs), extreme confusion and suicidal thoughts. It is a serious condition that requires rapid treatment for the safety of the mother and her baby. This condition is more common in women with bipolar disorder.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and the first Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 |

Women’s College Hospital – Reproductive Life Stages Program

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Reproductive Life Stages Program

Description: Women’s College Hospital is established in women’s health – our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years – the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women’s College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting.

Women can experience anxiety at each reproductive stage. The Reproductive Life Stages Program offers a combination of education, brief psychotherapy and medication, along with a multidisciplinary team approach, to assess and treat women and their partners. The care provided relates to mood and anxiety difficulties linked to pre-menstrual syndrome and pregnancy; postpartum depression, anxiety and psychosis; and peri-menopausal and post-menopausal psychological difficulties. Assessment and treatment is provided for:

  • premenstrual mood and anxiety difficulties
  • mood and anxiety difficulties during pregnancy
  • postpartum depression and anxiety
  • peri-menopausal or post-menopausal depression and anxiety
  • risks for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

***A referral by a doctor or midwife is required. A client can call the number below to arrange a telephone pre-assessment with a nurse pending referral by their health-care practitioner.

Where: 76 Grenville Street, 7th floor | Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Contact: 416-323-6400 Ext. 5635 | |

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