Finding a Maternal Mental Health Provider

An online resource guide with searchable therapist criteria has been developed for the Maryland/DC/Virginia region. This may be helpful in connecting patients to a therapist.  Connect here.


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women and the American Society of Addiction Medication (ASAM): Committee Opinion, Opioid Abuse, Dependence and Addiction in Pregnancy
Opioid abuse, dependence, and addiction in pregnancy. Committee Opinion No. 524. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

A randomized controlled trial of culturally relevant, brief interpersonal psychotherapy for perinatal depression
Grote, N., Swartz, H., Geibel, S., Zuckoff, A., Houck P., & Frank, E. (2009). Psychiatric Services

A Cohort Comparison of Buprenorphine versus Methadone Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Eric S. Hall, PhD, Barbara T. Isemann, BSPharm, Scott L. Wexelblatt, MD, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, Jason R. Wiles, MD, Sharon Harvey, BSN, Henry T. Akinbi, MD (2016). The Journal of Pediatrics

Webinar: Medication-Assisted Treatment During Pregnancy, Postnatal and Beyond
National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research (MOTHER)–approach, issues and lessons learned
Society for the Study of Addiction

Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

NEW ACOG Resource: Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care: Mood and Anxiety Disorders (September 2017)

Note: To access, you need an ACOG membership or you need to know someone who is an ACOG member!

Mood and Anxiety Disorders, written by Lauren M. Osborne, MD and Jennifer L. Payne, MD, contains useful information regarding biochemical basis of mood and anxiety disorders, risk factors for these disorders across the life span of women, screening and diagnosis, evaluation of patients and initiation of a management plan, treatment of uncomplicated illness, and referrals of more complicated cases.

Relapse of major depression during pregnancy in women who maintain or discontinue antidepressant treatment
Cohen, L., et al. (2006). Journal of the American Medical Association

Postpartum depression peer support: Maternal perceptions from a randomized controlled trial
Dennis, C. (2009). International Journal of Nursing Studies

Substance Use Screening and Reproductive Education and Counseling for Substance Using Women of Child-bearing Age (Online Training)
Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment; American Society of Addiction Medicine

TIP 51: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration