Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures

Anxiety and Related Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum

by Melanie Badali, PhD, RPsych
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 CNE, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Perinatal
Abstract:

The perinatal period is a time of great transition and uncertainty. It is normal for women to experience increased stress and anxiety as they adjust to changes in their body and life. But experiencing anxiety is not the same as having an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are associated with intense distress and significant impairment in functioning (which can include problems caring for self and baby). Anxiety Disorders are estimated to occur in 9% to 22% of women during pregnancy and 11% to 21% of women postpartum. The good news is that Anxiety Disorders are treatable. Psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are effective and have no known contraindications for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The goal of this presentation is to help front line health care professionals recognize problematic anxiety during the perinatal period and identify evidence-based interventions.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Differentiate “normal” anxiety from anxiety disorders;

Objective 2: Identify the anxiety and related disorders that are most likely to occur during pregnancy and postpartum;

Objective 3: Name three types of interventions that can help mothers with perinatal anxiety and related disorders.


Categories:
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks