Dr. Burt is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. In addition, she is Founder and Director-Consultant of The Women’s Life Center of the Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

She has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters including the chapter on women in the last five editions of The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, most recently published in 2019. She has co-authored the American Psychiatric Press “Clinical Manual for Women’s Mental Health” and has spoken widely on the topic of women’s mental health, with an emphasis on perinatal and perimenopausal psychiatry. Dr. Burt has been honored with an Outstanding House Staff Teaching Award from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, both a President’s Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Southern California Psychiatric Society, the Distinguished Service Award of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and the 2008 Andre Boivin Professorship of the Motherisk Program of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her activities includes projects in women’s mental health with a particular emphasis on psychiatric illnesses associated with reproductive transitions.

Dr. Vivien K. Burt

The “good enough” mother begins in pregnancy – By Vivien K. Burt and Sonya Rasminsky

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