Project TEACH

Screening and Treatment of Postpartum Depression

Dates: May 29, 2018 - ongoing

Number of Credits: 1.00


This free, CME-certified webinar provides clear tools to help you effectively screen and treat new mothers for postpartum depression. This is critical for your primary care practice, as this condition affects up to 19 percent of mothers and newborns. The risk is even higher in some populations. Symptoms can progress to include psychosis, suicidal thoughts, or thoughts of harming themselves or their infant. Even without these extremes, women who are affected by postpartum depression are less likely to provide their infants with enriched environments. Children of depressed mothers can exhibit psychiatric symptoms themselves even within just two years. This webinar is presented by Project TEACH, a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  • Freeman, Marlene, P, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the risk factors for postpartum depression
  • Discuss bipolar disorder and treatment during the postpartum period
  • Discuss the presentation of postpartum psychosis and associated risks
  • Review the risks and benefits of different treatment options for depression in the context of the postpartum and breastfeeding

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.