Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Understanding the Difference Between Normal Postpartum Adjustment, the "Baby Blues" and PMADS

This course helps differentiate between and clarify common misunderstandings about normal postpartum adjustment, the “baby blues,” and PMADs, and describes each PMAD in detail using the language and experiences of actual parents rather than in clinical terms.

 “Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)” is a series of three courses that cover everything you need to know in order to understand the full range of postpartum mood issues and their different treatment options – including self-care strategies, therapy, and medication – and how to access care for yourself or for someone you love.

Part Two Coming 11/15: Preventing PMADs, Self-Management Strategies, and How to Know When it is Time to Get Professional Help

Summary: 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.

Part Three Coming 11/30: Understanding Different Treatment Options and How to Access Care

Summary: This course covers all the different treatment options available, explaining the types of therapy and classes of medication which are evidence-based treatments for PMADs in particular. 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.

Both parts 2 and 3 will be available to purchase at a 15 % discount if you already purchased Part One!

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