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MC3 Recorded Education Series: Differentiating Between Postpartum Depression and the "Baby Blues" in the Primary Care Setting

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Step Status
Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Tue, 10/31/23
Credits: 1
Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. Participants will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and will know how to differentiate it from the "baby blues."
  2. Participants will be able to detail the ways in which the perinatal period can lead to mood changes.
  3. Participants will be able to screen perinatal patients for psychosocial factors that can contribute to mental health difficulties.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians in the fields of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Psychiatry.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: October 2020
Termination Date:October 2023

Additional Info: Bibliographic Resources

Langan R, Goodbred AJ. Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression. Am Fam Physician. 2016 May 15;93(10):852-8. PMID: 27175720.

Osborne LM. Recognizing and Managing Postpartum Psychosis: A Clinical Guide for Obstetric Providers. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2018 Sep;45(3):455-468. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2018.04.005. PMID: 30092921; PMCID: PMC6174883.

Kalmbach DA, Cheng P, Ong JC, Ciesla JA, Kingsberg SA, Sangha R, Swanson LM, O'Brien LM, Roth T, Drake CL. Depression and suicidal ideation in pregnancy: exploring relationships with insomnia, short sleep, and nocturnal rumination. Sleep Med. 2020 Jan;65:62-73. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2019.07.010. Epub 2019 Jul 22. PMID: 31710876; PMCID: PMC6980654.

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00