Presentation Information

Nancy Byatt

Promoting Maternal and Child Health: Preventing, Identifying, and Managing Postpartum Depression

  • Speaker: Nancy Byatt , DO, MS, MBA, FAPM
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
Abstract:

Perinatal depression - depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the year after birth - can have far-reaching, harmful effects for all family members. Fathers and adoptive families can also experience perinatal depression. Birth outcomes can be adversely affected by depression in pregnancy, and postpartum depression can have a long-term impact on child outcomes. This workshop will outline: 1) prevalence of perinatal depression and risk factors; 2) impact on birth and child outcomes; 3) evidence-based practices for detecting, assess and manage perinatal depression; 4) and how the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) for Moms can help improve outcomes for babies, children, and families.