|Title:||Responsible PPD Screening: Rationale, Timing, and Follow-up|
|Purpose:||The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers on how to assess, screen, diagnose, treat, and refer patients with postpartum depression.|
|Target Audience:||This activity is intended for healthcare providers (pediatricians, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, nursing, social workers) who provide care to patients of childbearing age and/or pregnant patients.|
|Presenter:||Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS|
|Panel:||Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MS; Irene Frederick, MD; Pec Indman, EdD, MFT|
|Reviewer(s):||Caroline Hewitt, RNC, MSN, WHNP, ANP; Cheryl Smith, MD; Melanie Steilen, BSN, RN, ACRN|
|Description:||Dr. Wisner provides an overview of the epidemiology and risk factors for postpartum depression, and outlines strategies for developing a responsible screening mechanism for depression intervention during the postpartum period. Also discussed are common barriers to instituting responsible screening.|
|Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the prevalence and incidence of major psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.
2. List symptoms of major depression with postpartum onset, as per the DSM-IV.
3. Identify a variety of postpartum depression screening tools, their characteristics, and utility for healthcare providers.
4. Assess various barriers to screening and key issues that complicate PPD care.
5. Describe the ways in which responsible screening can improve patient outcomes.
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