Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic of Austin: a women's mental health clinic
by Kristin Yeung Lasseter, MD

Psychiatry Services for Partners

Psychiatric Services for Partners

Recent research has shown that postpartum depression can occur in partners who are also caring for a newborn. Adjusting to a new family dynamic, and managing the stress of infertility or loss of a baby, increases the risk for experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms. Those who have dealt with mental illness in the past, are at a much higher risk for experiencing those symptoms again. Our clinic provides both psychiatric care and psychotherapy support for partners who are going through difficult times, as well.