Updates in Women's Health: Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy and Postpartum is organized by The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and will be held during May 01, 2016 - May 01, 2019.
Depression and anxiety are common in pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Untreated psychiatric illness during and after pregnancy has been associated with adverse effects on the mother and the baby. Despite this, many women are either undertreated or untreated, as doctors may be hesitant to recommend medications to pregnant or lactating mothers. Subsequently, women may not be well informed of the risks and benefits associated with the use of taking medications during pregnancy.
The target audience for this medical event is Psychiatrists and Residents/Fellows. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
• Discuss the impact of untreated depression and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum.
• Summarize data on the safety of antidepressant/anxiolytic medication use in pregnancy and lactation.
• Discuss treatment decision-making to help guide the practitioner and educate the patient.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.