Intensive Treatment Programs

Some women experiencing PMADs may require intensive treatment or hospitalization, especially if they are in danger of hurting themselves or their child.  The following are the most fully-evolved intensive treatment programs in the United States:

The Perinatal Mood Disorders Inpatient Unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  includes the ONLY free-standing inpatient perinatal psychiatry clinic for perinatal women in the United States.  The unit provides private, state of the art, specialty care for women suffering from severe perinatal psychiatric issues.  Infants are encouraged to visit but may not stay overnight; protected sleep times for the mothers are extremely important for recovery.


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