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.
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Review critical research findings in course of psychiatric disorder during pregnancy
- Provide treatment algorithm for management of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy
- Discuss reproductive safety of old and new psychiatric medications during pregnancy