Author Archives: Dr. Lucy Puryear, Medical Director - The Women's Place: Center for Reproductive Psychiatry

About Dr. Lucy Puryear, Medical Director - The Women's Place: Center for Reproductive Psychiatry

I am an Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. I am also Co-Director of The Menopause Center at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. I am also a mother of four and a practicing psychiatrist. My clinical special interests include the treatment of psychiatric conditions during pregnancy and postpartum, perimenopause, infertility and reproductive loss.

The more we talk about menopause, the better

In 1900, the life expectancy for women in the United States was 48 – which means most never made it to menopause.

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Menopause, your medications and your mental health

Do you ever feel like your medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, aren’t providing the same benefits they used to? If you’re a woman facing menopause, estrogen may be to blame.

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Memory Changes: Is it Menopause or Alzheimer’s?

Today, even the slightest changes in our memory can spark fears of Alzheimer’s, especially for those who have lost a loved one to this devastating disease.  

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Flibanserin: One of the Hottest Topics in Women’s Health Care

If you haven’t heard by now, this new drug is making headlines as a treatment for women with low sexual desire.

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Is Maca Root The Viagra For Menopausal Women?

Menopause can do a number on a woman’s sex drive. After a lifetime of enjoying a healthy sex life, many menopausal or perimenopausal women suddenly find themselves losing interest in … Full Entry »

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