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Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. Feinberg is not a patient care destination. Members of the Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders provide clinical care through Feinberg-affiliate care sites, including the Compass Program for perinatal depression care. To make, cancel or reschedule an appointment, call the Northwestern Medicine Call Center at 312-695-5060. For emergencies outside of business hours, please call 911.

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Prentice Women's Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital provides leading-edge medical care uniquely tailored to the needs of women in the heart of downtown Chicago.
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Conditions Treated

  • Depression and bipolar disorder during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Paternal depression
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Consultations and second opinions about treatment
  • Medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Relationship distress
  • Traumatic birth
  • Sexual dysfunction


Treatments Offered

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Activation Therapy
  • Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Insight-Oriented Therapy
  • Light Therapy/Circadian Rhythms Intervention
  • Medication management
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy
  • LGBTQ-affirming care

Patient Resources

Browse resources below.

 General Websites

 Fussy Baby Network

If you’re struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, crying excessively or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding, contact Fussy Baby Network online or at 888-431-BABY (2229) for telephone support nationwide.

 Grieving from the Loss of a Child


MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, healthcare professionals and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research toll-free at 866-626-6847.

 LACTMED – Drugs and Lactation Database

The database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.

 Perinatal Depression

 Postpartum Support

 Women’s Mental Health Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Visit the center's site for pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and premenstrual dysphoric disorder information.


 Mindfulness Exercises

 Center for Environmental Therapeutics

 National Domestic Violence Hotline

The hotline is available 24/7 at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 TTY for the Deaf.

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Help is available in both English and Spanish, 24/7. 

Suggested Reading

Browse Suggested readings by topic below.

 For Depression

  • Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to GettingYour Life Back. Addis, M. E., & Mattell, C. R. (2004). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger (Chapter 4).
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, by David Bums & Aaron T. Beck; Wholecare (1999) is an updated self-help book offering practical advice for adults struggling with depression. It features clear explanations of depression and the rationale for treatment. Strengths of this book include charts, quizzes, and self-assessment tests of daily activities and mood. It encourages the reader to become actively involved in their treatment.
  • The Feeling Good Handbook, by David Burns; Plume (1999) is the complement to the book mentioned above. It emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of depression for adults. User friendly and affordably priced.
  • Overcoming Depression 3rd Edition by Demitri Papolos & Janis Papolos; Harper Collins (1997) gives medical information about depression and bipolar disorder. Practical advice is offered to adults about actively participating in their treatment. It also describes new antidepressants and mood-stabilizing medications.
  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky; Guilford Press (1995) is a step-by-step workbook filled with strategies and exercises for adults troubled by depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and personality difficulties. This book offers comprehensive illustrations, case examples, home exercises and worksheets to help patients become actively involved in their treatment.
  • Breaking the Patterns of Depression by Michael D. Yapko; Main Street Books (1998) is a practical self-help book that proposes that depression results from learning maladaptive behaviors rather than biological causes. The book provides concrete problem-solving exercises to guide adult readers through help sufferers stop the cycle of depression by breaking destructive thought and behavior patterns. Also included: case histories to help illustrate points and generate discussion.
  • Berkley Publishing Group (1999) is a good book that reminds us that depression is an experience, not to be confused with who we are. The author, a psychotherapist, proposes that knowing the signs of impending depressive episodes will likely to be able to reduce its severity and recurrence, Treatment focuses on modifying thoughts and behaviors to reduce depression.

 For Panic Disorder

  • Barlow, DH, and Craske, MG. Mastery of your anxiety and panic workbook - 4th ed Oxford Press, 2006
  • Zuercher-White, E. An end to panic, 2nd edition. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1991

 For Excessive Worry and General Anxiety

  • Hayes, SC, Spencer, S. Get out of your mind and into your life. New Harbinger, 2005.
  • Forsyth, JP, Eifert, GR. The mindfulness and acceptance workbook for anxiety. New Harbinger, 2008
  • Craske, MG, Barlow, DH, Mastery of your anxiety and worry workbook, 2d ed. Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
  • Gyoerkoe, K, and Wiegartz, P. 10 simple solutions to worry. New Harbinger Publications, 2006.
  • Marra, T. Depressed and anxious: The dialectical behavior therapy workbook for overcoming depression and anxiety. New Harbinger Publications, 2004.
  • Burns, D. When panic attacks: Drug-free anxiety therapy that can change your life. Morgan Road Books, 2006.
  • Nolen-Hoeksema, S. Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life, 2003.

 For Avoidance Behavior

  • Antony, MM, Craske, MG, and Barlow, DH. Mastering your fears and phobias workbook, 2d ed.1 Oxford
  • University Press, 2006 1 I
  • Pollard, CA, and Zuercher-White, E. The Agoraphobia Workbook: A Comprehensive Program to End Your Fear of Symptom Attacks. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2003

 For Social Anxiety and Social Phobia

  • Antony, MM and Swinson, RP. The shyness and social anxiety workbook 2nd ed. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2008 :
  • Hope, DA, Heimberg, RG, Juster, HR, and Turk, CL. Managing Social Anxiety Client Workbook. Oxford University Press, 2000
  • Markway, BG, Carmin, CN, Pollard, CA, and Flynn, T. Dying of embarrassment: Help for social anxiety and phobia. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1992
  • Burns, D. Intimate connections. Signet, 1985
  • Soifer, S, Zgourides, G, Himle, J, and Pickering, N. Shy Bladder Syndrome: Your step-by-step guide to overcoming paruresis.Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000.

 For Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)

  • Hyman, B, and Pedrick, C. The OCD Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000
  • Foa, E, and Wilson, R. Stop Obsessing, 2nd edition. New York: Bantam
  • Baer, L. Getting control: Overcoming your obsessions and compulsions. New York: Plume, 1992.
  • Baer,L. The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the silent epidemic of obsessive bad thoughts, New York: Plume, 2001
  • Neziroglu, Bubrick, Yaryura-Tobias. Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding : Why You Save and How You Can Stop. New Harbinger Publications, 2004. I
  • Steketee, G, & Frost, R. Compulsive hoarding and acquiring workbook. Oxford University Press, 2006.

 For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Najavits, Lisa M. (2002). Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, New York; Guilford Press. See also the website
  • Hickling, E, and Blanchard, E. Overcoming the trauma of our motor vehicle accident workbook. Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • National Center for PTSD: htlp:// This site offers excellent fact sheets about many facets of PTSD, including its effect on relationships, health, specific types of trauma (e.g., rape, motor vehicle accidents) and treatment options. A great deal of research is available on this site (including full-text journal articles.
  • Herman, J. Trauma and recovery. New York: BasicBooks, 1997. (Especially relevant for prolonged childhood abuse).
  • Schiraldi, G. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook. New York: McGraw Hill, 2000.

 For Stress Management

  • Bourne, Edmund J. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. New Harbinger Publications; 3rd edition, 2000.
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. Full catastrophe living : Using the wisdom of our bod and mind to face stress pain and illness. New York: Delta, 1990
  • Davis, M, Eshelman, ER, and McKay, M. The relaxation and stress reduction workbook. 5th ed. New Harbinger Publications
  • Lasater, Judith. Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times. Berkeley, CA: Rodmell Press, 1995.

 Books about Enhancement of Well-Being

  • A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield; Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (] 993) is an excellent guidebook on living with attentiveness, meditation, and full-tilt compassion. Jack Kronfiled, a Buddhist monk, uses storytelling and everyday metaphors to describe the elusive lessons of spiritual transformation.
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness, by Kabat-Zinn, J.; Dell (1990) is an excellent stress reduction program that teaches a full array of mindfulness practices. This book provides an intensive, self-directed approach to conscious living.
  • The Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness, by Herbert Benson & Eileen M. Stuart (Contributor); Fireside (] 993) is a classic in the field of stress management. It provides a number of useful techniques for managing stress such as guidelines for relaxation training and for balancing exercise, sleep, and nutrition.

 Related Topics

  • Bums, DD. The feeling good handbook, revised. NY: William Morrow & Co.,1991
  • Burns, DD. Feeling good: The new mood therapy, revised. NY: Plume (Penguin Putnam), 1999.
  • Greenberger, D, and Padesky, CA. Mind over mood: A cognitive therapy treatment manual for clients. NY: Guilford, 1995
  • Antony, MM, and Swinson, RP. When perfect isn't good enough: Strategies for coping with perfectionism. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1998
  • Burka, J, and Yuen, L. Procrastination: Why you do it, what to do about it NOW. 2nd Ed. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2008
  • McKay, M, Davis, M, & Fanning, P. Messages: The communication skills book. 2nd ed. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1995.
  • Claiborn, J & Pedrick, C. The habit change workbook: How to break bad habits and form good ones. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2001
  • Luskin, F. Forgive for good: A proven prescription for health and happiness. SF: Harper San Francisco, 2001

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