Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders

Essential Reads: Can Group Prenatal Care Support Maternal Mental Health?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way antenatal care is being delivered in the United States, such as having fewer visits and replacing some in-clinic visits with virtual visits over telemedicine platforms. There has been [...]

Essential Reads: Evidence-Based Interventions for Depressed Mothers and Their Young Children

In a given year, about 10% of mothers in the United States experience a major depressive episode (MDE).  Roughly translated, this means about 1 in 10 children is exposed to maternal depression each year (Ertel [...]

Food for Thought: Are Women with ADHD at Increased Risk for Hormonally Mediated Mood Disorders?

While for some adults, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is relatively mild and, with effective treatment, does not have a significant impact on overall functioning or quality of life.  However, it is noteworthy that the majority of [...]

Using the WHIPLASHED Mnemonic to Distinguish Unipolar from Bipolar Depression

Women with bipolar disorder (BD) are at extremely high risk for postpartum psychiatric illness, including postpartum psychosis.  While the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now recommends that all women be screened for depression [...]

Announcing Our Newest CME Opportunity: In-Depth Modules for Enhanced Approaches in Perinatal Psychiatry

To address the growing demand for specialized knowledge in perinatal psychiatry, the Center for Women's Mental Health is pleased to announce its newest CME course offering: Perinatal Psychiatry: In Depth Modules for Enhanced Approaches. [...]

Is Suicidality on the Rise in Pregnant and Postpartum Women?

Suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States. According to a 2017 study from California, drug-related deaths (3.68 per 100,000 person-years) and suicides (1.42 per 100,000 person-years) accounted for nearly [...]

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