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Female Hormones, Pregnancy, Postpartum And Mental Health

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 4826 reviews

Course Summary

Gender has a significant impact on the development and presentation of mental illness and the overall mental health of individuals. It affects how mental illness develops and the treatment plan. Socioeconomics, social status and power differences influence gender roles as well as stigma related to mental illness and access to treatment. Diagnostic strategies to identify mental illness in women and to determine the best treatment plan needs to include improved access to therapy and medication as well as follow up. This is the second course in a series on Women and Mental Health.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders And Mood Changes

III.         Menopause And Mood

IV.          Pregnancy And Mental Illness

1.   Common Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

2.   Medication During Pregnancy And Postpartum Period

3.   Postpartum Period and Mental Illness

4.   Treatment for Postpartum Illness

5.   Pharmacologic Agents

V.            Pharmacologic Agents During Breastfeeding

1.   Risks to Fetus, Newborn and Breastfeeding

2.   Specific Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

3.   Tricyclic Antidepressants

4.   FDA-Approved Drugs and Approved Age

VI.          Summary


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