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Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD

  • Speaker Type: Mental Health in the Perinatal Period Lecture Pack
  • Country: Canada

Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis is a Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health and was recently appointed the Women’s Health Research Chair at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. She is currently the principal investigator of seven large, multi-site studies and is a co-investigator on twenty-four other research projects concerning maternal, paternal, and infant health outcomes. She holds over $23 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and has over 170 peer-review publications. She is the lead author on eight Cochrane systematic reviews and has provided over 150 invited presentations.

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Perinatal Mental Health: Identification, Prevention, and Treatment
Perinatal mental health is a long-standing important public health issue worldwide with well documented negative effects on children, including delayed cognitive and language development, higher rates of behavioral problems, insecure or disorganized attachment, lower school-leaving grades and higher rates of depression at 16 to 18 years of age. This presentation will discuss the prevalence of perinatal mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and comorbid depression and anxiety. Risk factors will be outlined and consequences highlighted. Good principle for screening will be discussed to ensure accurate identification and follow-up. Preventive strategies based on best evidence will be presented and a and innovative treatment option will be discussed that is based on maternal preference. The use of technology will be reviewed to increase access and clinical utility and a new approach to the management of perinatal mental health will be presented.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks