This one-hour course, plus additional readings, makes the case for perinatal mental health screening in the pediatrician’s office and provides information and resources to do so. Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC,BC-DMT,NCC,PMH-C, Diana Barnes, PsyD, LMFT, Elisa Nicholas, MD, and Emily Dossett, MD, MTS, review the definition of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, prevalence rates, risk factors, signs, symptoms and impact of untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on parent, infant and developing child. The course discusses differential diagnoses and providers’ recommendations on when to screen, what to do with a positive screen and successful interventions, including pscyhopharmacology and guidelines surrounding breastfeeding and medication. Interviews with Ellen Rothman, MD, of MLK Outpatient Medical Center, John Osmick, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Sarah Randall, PhD, and patient advocate Dede Wong are included.
This course is for healthcare professionals working with families in the perinatal period with a particular focus on pediatrics. This includes mental health professionals, nurses, physicians and midwives, doulas and birth workers, lactation consultants, health educators and more.