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Women's Mental Health

In the Midlands

Integrated Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic

Led by director Ashley Jones, MD, we provide psychiatric consultation and treatment for women of the OB/GYN clinic who are experiencing symptoms of psychiatric illness and are pregnant, postpartum, or have experienced a pregnancy loss. 

The Integrated Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic is located within Prisma Health OB/GYN at 1801 Sunset Dr. A psychiatrist and psychiatric residents are embedded within the practice to provide psychiatric consultation and treatment for patients who are pregnant and postpartum. The perinatal psychiatrist is also available to provide guidance to physicians, providers and team members within the OB/GYN department when they request resources, input on systems-based processes, or have other psychiatry-related inquiries.

Perinatal Mood Disorders Clinic

Led by director Stephanie Berg, MD, and located within the Prisma Health Behavioral Health Day Program, the Perinatal Mood Disorders Clinic provides outpatient psychiatric care for preconception, antenatal and postpartum care.

For a referral to Dr. Berg, please call 803-296-8765.

In the Upstate

Women’s Mental Health Program

We offer treatment to women for psychiatric illness during periods of reproductive transition, including the perinatal, perimenopause and premenstrual periods, as well as pregnancy loss. Several of our providers are embedded in OB/GYN practices across the Upstate. 

Most commonly, we see women who have new or worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety around these transitions and most commonly in pregnancy or the postpartum period. Perinatal depression and anxiety are extremely common and affect more than 15–20% of women (and studies suggest even higher numbers in women of color and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations). If left untreated, these conditions can increase the risk of pregnancy complications and impaired bonding between mother and baby. Thankfully, treatment is effective and there are many options that are safe. Our providers have the training to be able to counsel women about these treatment options and allow women to have safe and healthy pregnancies and postpartum experiences.

Referrals

Patients can be referred to the program by their primary provider.

Women can be referred for a variety of symptoms, but most commonly an evaluation is triggered by elevated screening scores on depression and/or anxiety screening measures. We recommend the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) for screening in the perinatal period.  Often, women who have failed one to two treatment trials are referred to us for consultation and/or care, as well as women with diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, OCD and other conditions. 

In addition to our outpatient program, our providers can provide inpatient psychiatric consultation for patients who have been admitted to multiple Prisma Health hospitals, including Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Marshall I. Pickens Hospital and others.

Our team

Neha Hudepohl, MD
Director, Women’s Mental Health program
Department of Psychiatry, Upstate

Jessica Obeysekare, MD
Linda Thomas, MD
Jennifer Clark, PMHNP
Laura Carlson, MD