Postpartum Health Alliance
March 2015 Newsletter
Welcome to the PHA newsletter! Home of your updates on PMAD's research and local events focused on increasing PMAD's awareness!
Just a Remind to Renew Your PHA Membership
Upcoming Trainings and Events
April Educational Luncheon
Dr. Craig has made it a part of her treatment routine to meet with the patient and her spouse or partner to discuss a number of prevention strategies, including medication, psychotherapuetic techniques and social supports. She has derived a checklist of the most relevant topics to be reviewed and will present those along with some clinical vignettes.
1. Participants will be able to identify risk factors for postpartum depression.
2. Participants will be educated on medication strategies for the prevention of postpartum depression.
3. Participants will be able to understand how vital social support is in the treatment plan.
Friday, April 10, 12:00 - 1:30 pm at Elijah's Restaurant & Delicatessen
PLEASE NOTE THAT EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FREE FOR OUR MEMBERS, HOWEVER NON-MEMBERS WILL NOW BE CHARGED $25 FOR THE TALK.
For questions or to RSVP, email the PHA Educational Chair Yvonne Rothermel firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Annual Inland Empire Perinatal Collaborative Maternal Mental Health Conference on April 16
- Wendy Saltzman, PhD, on “Women's Hormones and their Effect on Mental Health in the Perinatal Period”
- Erin Murphy Barzilay, MD, on “Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum:Treatment Considerations”
- Caron Post, PhD,and Gabrielle Kaufman, LPCC, on “Parental Mental Health: It’s Impact on Infant Mental"
- "Health and Early Childhood Development” Panel Discussion on Professional Perspectives on Maternal Mental Health Assessment and Intervention
Space is limited so make sure to register by March 31 to guarantee your spot!
PMADs News and Medical Updates
Depression in Dads as Well as Moms Causes Anxiety and Bad Behavior in Toddlers
Read about one of the first studies to show that the impact of a father's depression from postpartum to toddlerhood is the same as a mother's.
Phone Support Effective for PPD
Study finds telephone-based peer support is effective for both early postpartum depression and maternal depression up to two years after delivery.
Nations First Inpatient Unit for Postpartum Depression
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has opened up the nation's first inpatient unit for psychiatric care for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Take a closer look at this new development in treatment for PMADS here.