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Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment
Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs, Nurse CEUs


By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three characteristics of postnatal depression.
-Name five feelings and attitudes that are often experienced when a woman becomes a mother.
-Explain some examples of misunderstood reactions that new fathers often have.
-Name three stages of marital disharmony.
-Explain why are women at risk for depression during most of their adult lives.
-Explain why is unplanned pregnancy one of the greatest risk factors associated with postpartum psychiatric problems.
-Explain how can anxiety lead to a difficult labor experience.
-Name some symptoms of a panic attack.
-Explain why does failure to treat a mother’s anxiety pose a significant risk to the mother and the baby.
-Name some examples of disturbing thoughts that new parents might experience, that may be intensified in clients with OCD.
-Explain how might a person with PTSD avoid reliving their trauma.
-Explain what need does an eating disorder often fill for a person.
-Explain some factors that can trigger bipolar disorder in new mothers.
-Explain what is a sample of a reassurance you could provide the father experiencing postpartum depression.
-Name five categories of alternative treatment for postpartum depression and psychosis mentioned in this article.
-Explain what phenomena, separate from postpartum depression, is characterized by mood swings, anxiety tearfulness, and irritability, affecting between 50–80% of all women in the first 10 days after childbirth.
-Explain what percentage of PPD sufferers will still show signs of major depression after one year, if left untreated.
-Name one of the most common reasons given by women for their reduced sexual drive during late pregnancy and the postpartum period.
-Explain which of the indicators had the best predictive value for the development of PPD, in the study mentioned,
-Name 4 treatment methods mentioned for pregnant women suffering from depression.
-Explain what factor has been thought to influence toddlers' development into autonomy.
-Explain how Elliot suggests that the EDPS is able to help diagnose females at risk for PPD when the health-care provider (health-visitor) is untrained in its usage.
-Name two effective somatic PPD treatment methods.
-Explain some factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing PPD.
-Explain what factor does Dulude suggest that affects a woman's feeling of personal control.
-Explain what differentiates PPD from the “baby blues”.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

 

 
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