Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) occur in 1 in 5 pregnant mothers, and 1 in 7 new mothers. Experts agree that this statistic may be drastically underestimated, as more than 80% of new moms don’t seek help. Despite the pervasiveness of this diagnosis, most medical and mental health professionals receive very little education about maternal mental health. In this workshop, clinicians will gain an understanding of the range of PMAD diagnosis, risk factors for developing a PMAD, and the treatment available to new mothers. PMAD survivors will share their stories of recovery, and participants will apply treatment techniques in small groups. Attendees will leave armed with education and tools to support mothers’ mental health during the perinatal and postpartum period.
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical