This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across the reproductive lifespan. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy and pregnancy planning, the postpartum, breastfeeding, the menopausal transition, and menstrual cycle related mood dysregulation.Available Credits: 13.75 ama 13.75 ancc 13.75 nasw 13.75 participation 13.75 pce Register For This Course
This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across the reproductive lifespan. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy and pregnancy planning, the postpartum, breastfeeding, the menopausal transition, and menstrual cycle related mood dysregulation. Exposure to psychotropic medications and the consequence of untreated psychiatric disorders must be considered when treating pregnant women, those who may become pregnant during treatment, and those who are breastfeeding. Up to date and comprehensive knowledge is required to help patients make collaborative and individualized treatment decisions. Focused material will also be presented regarding the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and premenstrual mood exacerbation, as well as treatment considerations for the menopausal transition. Learning in this course will be facilitated by didactic materials delivered by the faculty from the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health. Faculty will also facilitate question and answer and case-based discussion sessions for course participants. Readings to accompany course materials will also be provided.
Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $425.00
Other Professionals: $325.00
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This program is intended for:
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
Week 1: Major Depressive Disorder in Pregnancy and the Postpartum
• Describe critical research findings in reproductive psychiatry that inform clinical care
• Recognize the current knowledge gaps in reproductive neuroscience with respect to perinatal depression
• Receive an update regarding reproductive safety of psychiatric medication during pregnancy and management strategies for screening and treatment of postpartum depression
Week 2: Bipolar Disorder: Considerations Across the Reproductive Lifespan
• Frame the treatment of reproductive aged women with bipolar disorder from the standpoint of reproductive safety
• Discuss the relative safety of pharmacologic treatments used in bipolar disorder in consideration of pregnancy
• Consider multiple and patient-centered variables in treatment selection for pregnant and reproductive-aged women with bipolar disorder
Week 3: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
• Identify evidenced based treatments for PMDD, including psychotropic, hormonal and lifestyle modification options
• Describe the pathophysiology of PMDD
• Recognize the diagnostic criteria for PMDD outlined in DSM-5
Week 4: The Menopausal Transition and Depression
• Distinguish normal physical, hormonal and emotional changes at menopause from pathophysiologic conditions occurring during the menopausal transition
• Discuss the pathophysiology of and the role of hormonal changes in psychiatric illness emerging during the menopausal transition
• Identify appropriate treatment options for mood and anxiety disorders in midlife women
Week 5: Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women of Reproductive Age
• Identify the etiology of co-occurring PTSD and SUD in women
• Discuss screening for and diagnosis of co-occurring PTSD and SUD in women
• Describe best treatment modalities for co-occurring PTSD and SUD in women
Week 6: ADHD in Women
• Discuss general risks of stimulant use during pregnancy and lactation with their patients with ADHD
• Create a tailored risk/risk analysis of stimulant use vs. risk of stopping treatment for their patient with ADHD
• Describe the non-pharmacologic treatment options available to their patients with ADHD
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 13.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.
Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 13.75 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR.
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 13.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.