This is important information.
My life would have been very different if my Mother had been screened for post-partum depression and psychosis. I’m going to re-blog this.
This morning I attended a webinar hosted by Postpartum Support International (PSI) and 2020 Mom Project. The webinar “An Introduction to Maternal Mental Health” taught by Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC, PSI Education & Training Chairperson.Postpartum Support International promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing. 2020 Mom Project seeks to bring about change by the year 2020 to address the maternal mental health crisis.
- Perinatal Depression
- Perinatal Anxiety Disorders
- Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Psychosis
- Perinatal Bipolar Disorder (covered in the webinar, but unfortunately no link on PSI’s website). Before, during and after my pregnancy, I was treated for depression. I was not diagnosed with bipolar disorder until my son was 27-months old and I recognized the symptoms of manic euphoria.
Screening Questions (among others)
- Are you feeling sad…
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