Postpartum Depression (PPD): Prevention and Recovery
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), PPD may occur at any time after childbirth, but most frequently starts within one to three weeks after delivery. At a time when most new mothers are filled with joy, a mother who experiences PPD develops such strong feelings of sadness, anxiety or despair that coping with the daily tasks of life becomes extremely difficult. Untreated PPD may result in a mother not being able to care for herself or the baby. A few of these mothers develop a more severe mental illness called postpartum psychosis. What are the contributing factors of PPD? Does treatment lead to full recovery? In this session, learn the frequency of PPD, the signs or symptoms, and the necessary interventions to ensure recovery.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- List three symptoms of PPD
- Define the difference between “Baby Blues” and PPD
Susan Killenberg, MD
Inpatient Perinatal Psychiatry Program
University of North Carolina Women's Mood Disorders Program
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers