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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Approaches for Depression in the Perinatal Period

  • Speaker: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett , Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, .1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

The negative effects of prenatal and postpartum depression, on both mother and baby, are too serious to ignore. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments for depression with empirically demonstrated efficacy, including a wide range of non-pharmacologic treatments. This session summarizes research findings on omega-3s, exercise, bright light therapy, cognitive and interpersonal psychotherapy, St. John’s wort, and antidepressant medications for both pregnant and postpartum women, balancing risks and benefits of each.