Carly Snyder, MD

Carly Snyder



Carly Snyder, MD, is a board-certified reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist with a unique approach that combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments. She maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side in NYC where she serves as Director of Women’s Health for Family Health Associates.

She is a voluntary faculty member at NY-Presbyterian Weill Cornell and at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Centers. She was a long-time board member for Postpartum Support International and now serves on the President’s Council. She is a frequent writer and contributor to many news and media outlets and has her own HuffPost blog and radio show/podcast called MD for Moms. She was was named a "Rising Star" by Super Doctors in 2019.


Carly Snyder, MD graduated from Emory University and received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center with additional reproductive psychiatry elective training at the Payne Whitney Women’s Program at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

A Word From Carly Snyder, MD

Data suggests that one in seven women suffer from postpartum depression, yet research also indicates that we are only properly identifying and diagnosing 30% of the women who are truly suffering. Left untreated, mood symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period are profoundly painful for mom, rob her of what can be a very special time bonding with her newborn, and can have lasting negative effects on mom and her baby. These are some of the many reasons I am so devoted to increasing awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding postpartum mental illness.

Making treatment decisions during pregnancy and postpartum can be complex. It is imperative that the information people base their choices on is accurate, evidence-based and informative. I am honored to be amongst the distinguished medical experts at Verywell, ensuring it is a reliable resource based on science and facts that people can trust.

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