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Nice to meet you!

My name is Alexis Carnduff, and I am a psychiatrist currently in residency at the University of Washington. I obtained my MD from Loma Linda University and have been passionate about mental health ever since.

I have diverse interests that span across various fields, including teaching, scholarly work, perinatal psychiatry, and consult liaison psychiatry. 

My focus on perinatal psychiatry is especially close to my heart. I greatly enjoy supporting those challenges that come with balancing motherhood and mental health. That's why my hope is to educate moms so that they can be their own advocates and raise happy children.

Thank you for visiting, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Inspiration for Mother's Mind

Welcome to our website! This resource was developed by a psychiatry trainee from the University of Washington, dedicated to providing support, education, and resources to new mothers who may be struggling with mental health challenges.

We understand the challenges and questions that often arise during the postpartum period. We know that intrusive thoughts, OCD, and postpartum psychosis are not topics that are widely discussed or understood, which is why we are committed to providing a safe and supportive space where new mothers can find the information and resources they need.

Our goal is to provide evidence-based information about mental health during the postpartum period, as well as practical tips and tools for managing mental health challenges. We also believe that community is a crucial part of the healing process, which is why we have created a space for new parents to connect with each other and form supportive relationships.

This website was developed as part of the perinatal psychiatry elective at the University of Washington, where we receive additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions during the perinatal period. We are passionate about helping new mothers achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing, and we hope that this website can be a valuable resource for you on your journey.


Thank you to the following mentors who collaborated to make this space:

Deborah Cowley, MD

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