Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 202–206 | Cite as

Reproductive Psychiatry Fellowship Training: Identification and Characterization of Current Programs

  • Sarah Nagle-Yang
  • Laura Miller
  • Lauren M. Osborne
In Brief Report

While effects of female reproductive transitions on mental health have long been observed, the past three decades have seen a dramatic increase in focused research and clinical programming related to reproductive mental health. Stemming from a 1985 US Public Health Service task force report that described a dearth of knowledge regarding women’s health more broadly, US federal research policies have since encouraged or mandated the inclusion of women in clinical research [1]. As a result, knowledge regarding the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of women experiencing mental illness during the premenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal periods has increased substantially.

Reproductive psychiatry, a specialized field of medicine that seeks to understand and treat mental health disorders related to female reproductive stages, has emerged in parallel with this expanded knowledge. The past three decades have seen a growth of professional societies such as the Marcé International...



The authors would like to acknowledge the members of the National Task Force on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health for their help in the conceptualization of this project: Vivien Burt, Kara Driscoll, Elizabeth Fitelson, Alison Hermann, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, and Erin Murphy Barzilay.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

This study was granted exemption by the Institutional Review Board of Case Western Reserve University.


On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

Funding Sources



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Nagle-Yang
    • 1
  • Laura Miller
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lauren M. Osborne
    • 4
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Edward Hines Jr VA HospitalHinesUSA
  3. 3.Loyola University Stritch School of MedicineMaywoodUSA
  4. 4.Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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