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Perinatal mental health - Guideline debrief (1.5 CPD hours)

Mental health GPSI Dr Michael James’ round-up of the key points from the 2012 SIGN guidance on perinatal mood disorders, including baby blues, antenatal and postnatal depression and postpartum psychosis


Full CPD module


To improve your understanding of the SIGN guidance on perinatal mood disorders particularly:

  • the challenges of diagnosing antenatal and postnatal depression
  • how to distinguish them from the ‘baby blues’
  • the validity and use of postnatal depression risk scores
  • the non-pharmacological management of postnatal depression
  • pharmacotherapy considerations in pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • postpartum psychosis

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