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Dr. Katherine L. Wisner

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Areas of Focus

  • Mood disorders in women, particularly in pregnancy and the postpartum period  
  • Psychiatric treatment of women of childbearing age
  • Assessment and treatment of refractory depression in women
  • Psychopharmacology 


  • Medication use during pregnancy for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders
  • Screening for perinatal (postpartum) disorders
  • Efficacy of bright light for mood disorders