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Reproductive Psychiatry

Superior Psychiatric Services

Alexis Meshi, MD

Psychiatric Clinic & Interventional Psychiatry located in Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta, CA

Women are more likely than men to have depression or anxiety. This could be due to hormonal fluctuations caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and a monthly menstrual cycle. At Superior Psychiatric Services in Newport Beach, California, Alexis Meshi, MD, offers in-office and telehealth reproductive psychiatry services. If you’re a woman concerned about your mental health, don’t brush it off — call Superior Psychiatric Services or schedule a consultation online today.

Reproductive Psychiatry Q & A

What is reproductive psychiatry?

Hormonal changes can trigger psychiatric symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. At Superior Psychiatric Services, Dr. Meshi takes a particular interest in women’s health and reproductive psychiatry. 


Many women experience a low mood or increased irritability at different points in their menstrual cycles. While these mood changes are normal, they shouldn’t interfere with your life. 

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is typically mild and not disruptive. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), on the other hand, causes severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to complete your daily responsibilities. 


Your body produces various hormones during pregnancy that can cause multiple symptoms, including signs of anxiety and depression. Around 20% of women experience anxiety or mood disorders during pregnancy, a time when everything around you says you should feel happy. 

Postpartum depression

When you give birth, all of the extra hormones in your body rapidly decline. As a result, the “baby blues” or the more serious postpartum depression is a common experience for new mothers. 


As you approach and reach menopause, your hormones fluctuate and then decline. As a result, many women experience depression, mood disorders, and anxiety at this time of life. 

What is included in reproductive psychiatry?

Dr. Meshi completed specific training in reproductive psychiatric health at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Women’s Mental Health in Boston. She provides comprehensive diagnoses and personalized treatment plans to improve your mental health. 

Dr. Meshi often combines medication, counseling, brain health nutraceuticals, and lifestyle adjustments in holistic treatment plans for reproductive psychiatric issues. She educates and empowers you to make the best decisions for your mental and physical health. 

You can meet with Dr. Meshi in her office in Newport Beach or schedule a telepsychiatry appointment. She’s committed to providing convenient, accessible care, regardless of geographic location.

When should I talk to a doctor about my mental health?

Everyone experiences sadness, worry, and ups and downs in their mood. However, most negative thoughts and feelings are short-lived. You should make an appointment with Dr. Meshi if your low mood or anxious symptoms persist for more than two weeks. 

Reproductive psychiatric health issues are treatable. Dr. Meshi takes your concerns seriously and works with you to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. 

Call Superior Psychiatric Services or make an appointment online today for expert, personalized care. 

Serving patients in California via Telehealth: 

Greater Coachella Valley: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio

Greater Los Angeles Area: Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey,  Palos Verdes, West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Century City, Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas 

Orange County: Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Rancho Mission Viejo, Yorba Linda, Coto de Caza 

San Diego County: Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff-by-the Sea, Coronado, Carlsbad 

Greater San Francisco Bay Area: Atherton,  Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Stanford, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Ross, Stinson Beach, Belvedere, Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea

Greater Sacramento Area: Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Elk GroveDavis