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Evidence-based Pharmacologic Treatment of Peripartum Mental Health Disorders (Midwifery Week 2023)

Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 2, 2024


Full course description

This continuing education presentation focuses on pharmacological management of peripartum psychiatric disorders. It provides an overview of the risk factors and prevalence of common peripartum psychiatric disorders before delving into diagnostic criteria and evidence-based pharmacologic interventions. Case studies will be used to illustrate appropriate evidence-based pharmacologic management strategies.

This activity is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. The content will be available beginning 10/6/2023 until 10/4/2024.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Identify diagnostic criteria for frequently encountered peripartum psychiatric disorders.
  • Discuss implementation of shared decision making in the treatment of peripartum psychiatric disorders.
  • Recognize appropriate use of evidence-based first-line pharmacologic treatments for peripartum psychiatric disorders.
  • Differentiate best practices in diagnosing and managing peripartum psychiatric disorders.

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