Postpartum depression is an umbrella term that can limit understanding of the spectrum of mood and anxiety symptoms that may occur in the peripartum period. Dr. Bruno discusses the nurse's role in early identification of symptoms and treatment of mood disorders.
Describe the advanced practice nurse's role in identifying postpartum depression .
Identify strategies for screening and detection of the range of mood and anxiety symptoms that may present in the peripartum.
Discuss the key components of education, treatment, and referral of mothers at risk for maternal mood and anxiety disorders.
Medical Director Selected Psychiatric Services,
Woman's Hospital Baton Rouge, LA