Margaret Altemus, M.D.
Margaret Altemus, MD is director of the Payne Whitney Women's Program, which provides evaluations and treatment for women with reproductive-related psychiatric conditions.
The Program has expertise in management of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and post-partum, treatment of premenstrual mood disorders, menopause-related psychiatric conditions, and psychiatric conditions associated with hormonal disorders. Dr. Altemus also has experise in medication treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder.
Dr. Altemus is currently conducting research in premenstrual syndrome, the regulation of stress responses, stress and immune function, and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum.
Dr. Altemus completed her psychiatry residency training at Yale University in 1987. She was then a research fellow first at Yale, then at the NIMH Intrumural Program. While at NIMH she received training in neuroendocrinology and directed the inpatient Eating Disorders Unit and the adult Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Unit. Dr. Altemus came to the Weill Medical College Department of Psychiatry in 1996. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Rockefeller University.
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