15371 - Depression During Pregnancy Kathleen S. Peindl,...

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Depression During Pregnancy Kathleen S. Peindl, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Professor in Psychiatry Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Over the past 18 years, my interest in prenatal depression grew for two reasons. First, it has become increasingly clear that prenatal depression is a risk factor for recurrent depression throughout the female life cycle. Second, both prenatal and postpartum depression adversely affect child development. Breaking the cycle of depression through identification, education and treatment is one of my goals.
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Depression During Pregnancy Learning Objectives To understand what prenatal depression is To learn about a tool for depression screening To understand some consequences of the illness To learn about treatments of depression during pregnancy
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Performance Objectives Depression During Pregnancy To be able to recognize depression during pregnancy To know the risk factors for depression during pregnancy To know some cost of the illness to the mother and infant To understand treatments for the disease
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Depression Onset in Young Adult Women Depression in females is 2 times higher than the rate found in males Change in rates occurs during puberty and the onset of menses
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Young Women and Depression Women, aged 22, with major depressive disorder had first onset of illness in adolescence 44% had their first episode of major depression during pregnancy
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course PHARM 290 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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