“Understanding Different Treatment Options for PMADs and How to Access Care”
Course 3 of 3
The third in the series, this course covers all the different professionally-guided, evidence-based treatment options available for PMADs, including various therapy modalities and psychotropic medications, as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) approaches that can be used as an adjunct to therapy and/or medication. It also explains how to find and choose a therapist, how to find and choose a prescriber, and how to pay for behavioral health treatments - whether through insurance or other means.
From the instructor, Tara Dakin Sauer, LMFT, PMH-C:
I created this course for the parent that already has a feeling that something isn’t right, or they know they need help, but feels completely overwhelmed when they think about what they need to do to find the right therapist or who has a million doubts and questions running through their mind about possibly taking medication. It’s also for the parent who has already tried therapy or medication but had a bad experience or it's just not really helping, and now is feeling stuck and not sure what to do next.
This course is designed to answer just about every question I’ve heard new parents ask about therapy, medication, and other treatment options you may have heard of for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. My goal is to make the entire process of getting help much more straightforward, giving you clear action steps you can take to get the right kind of help so you can start feeling better as soon as possible!
MORE IN THIS SERIES:
Understanding the Difference Between Normal Postpartum Adjustment, the "Baby Blues" and PMADs (Course 1 of 3)
This course helps differentiate between and clarify common misunderstandings about normal postpartum adjustment, the “baby blues” and PMADs, and describes each PMAD (Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar and Psychosis) in detail using the language and experiences of actual parents rather than in clinical terms.
Preventing PMADs, Self-Management Strategies, and When to Get Professional Help (Course 2 of 3)
This course covers how to prepare for the possibility of postpartum mood issues, including what can be done to prevent them or minimize their severity. It also provides self-help resources and provides instruction in a variety of coping strategies. Finally, this course helps make clear when it is time to seek professional help and provides scripts for starting these conversations.
GENDERED LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER:
The instructor of this course, Tara Dakin Sauer of Renew Psychotherapy and Consulting LLC (DBA A Renewed Momma), recognizes that parents have diverse gender identities and strives to use gender-inclusive language in the course wherever possible. In some instances, the instructor uses the words "woman," "mother" (and its colloquial variations), and "breastfeeding" (and the pronouns "she" and "her"). These instances may be due to referencing the instructor's experience with the clients in her practice, to describing current social constructs (e.g. "mom guilt"), or to describing/referencing research findings that are reported using specific gender terminology.
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