Evidence-based psychological and pharmacological interventions for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) is debilitating for women during pregnancy and the first 12 months postpartum, which may lead to socioeconomic burdens, a negative impact on children and partners, and suicidal behaviors. The pooled prevalence rate for perinatal depression is between 10-15% in developed countries and 19-25% in developing countries, while the prevalence rate for perinatal anxiety is around 13%. Several treatment options exist with strong research support such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Selective serotonin reuptake inhib...Read moreitors (SSRIs) have demonstrated good efficacy when compared to a placebo control. Despite these evidence-based treatments, up to 86% of women with PMAD do not receive adequate treatment. Identified barriers include stigma, logistical barriers to engaging in treatment, fear toward psychopharmacology, and a limited number of clinicians who have received PMAD management training.

Designed for intermediate practitioners, this live interactive webinar will discuss the socioeconomic impact of PMAD, barriers to treatment engagement, and implementation of evidence-based interventions. The presentation will cover current recommendations to reduce barriers to treatment to help clinicians effectively implement PMAD management in different settings and diverse patient populations with intersectional identities. At the end of the presentation there will be a moderated Q&A session to address audience questions. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the socioeconomic burden of PMAD for women with intersectional identities.
  • Identify at least three psychological and pharmacological strategies that can be used to help women with PMAD.
  • Describe four common barriers of PMAD management and implementation strategies to increase access to treatment.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Friday, August 26, 2022

Live Interactive Webinar

01:00 PM EDT - 02:30 PM EDT

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About the speakers


1 pm ET Welcome and speaker introduction

1:05 pm The socioeconomic burden of PMAD

      • Current prevalence
      • Existing research on the socioeconomic burden
      • Social determinants for women with diverse intersectional identities

1:15 pm Psychological and pharmacological interventions for PMAD management

      • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies
      • Behavioral Activation and Exposure Therapy to target depression and anxiety symptoms
      • Medication management 

1:45 pm Strategies to implement PMAD management for diverse clinical settings and patient populations

      • Common barriers to receive PMAD interventions
      • Implementation strategies to support PMAD management

2:15 pm Moderated Q&A 

2:28 pm Closure

CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Credit Hours

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The presenters have each declared that they do not, nor does their family have, any financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the presentation. The presenters have each declared that they do not have any relevant non-financial relationships. Additionally, all planners involved do not have any financial relationships.