Project TEACH

Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy

Dates: May 29, 2018 - ongoing

Number of Credits: 1.00


This free, CME-certified webinar helps you effectively screen for and treat depression during pregnancy. This is critical for your primary care practice if you see female patients during this important time.Depression affects up to 15% of women in the perinatal period. Yet it remains largely undertreated despite significant risks. The risks include higher exposure of the fetus to alcohol and drugs, less adequate prenatal care, higher rates of preeclampsia and low birth weight, and more. Many health care providers often have questions on antidepressant use. And patients can over-rely on information in media and social media that undervalues treatment.This webinar is presented by Project TEACH, a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  • Cohen, Lee, S, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss reproductive safety of old and new psychiatric medications during pregnancy
  • Provide treatment algorithm for management of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy
  • Review critical research findings in course of psychiatric disorder during pregnancy

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary Care and Family Practice Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Residents
  • Other Mental Health, Primary Care and Pediatric Clinicians
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Designation Statement

McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Professions (self-claim) Statement

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Other Professions (self-claim) Designation Statement

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.We recommend physician assistants and nurse practitioners select this certificate.