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The Frontier of Reproductive Psychiatry: New Treatments, New Tests, New Hope
Emerging Topics Webinar Series

Emerging Topics Webinar Series

Stay up to date on important topics and trends impacting psychiatry by participating in APA's new Emerging Topics Webinar Series. Presented by specialists across the field, these monthly webinars will explore a range of diverse, pertinent topics and offer a chance to interact with peers and subject matter experts. 


  • APA Members - $25
  • Non-Members - $45
  • Resident Fellow Members - $25
  • Medical Student Members - $0

Reproductive Depressions are depressive episodes that are triggered by time of reproductive hormonal change in women, which may have a more homogeneous biological basis. Exciting research has recently led to two new medications for the treatment of Postpartum Depression with unique mechanisms of action as GABA Receptor positive allosteric modulators. Over a decade of research has also led to the development of a blood test for Postpartum Depression that is predictive with 80% accuracy based on epigenetic biomarkers. Both of these advancements are leading to alterations in the treatment approach to managing and potentially preventing postpartum depression.


Recorded webinar

Learning Objectives

  • Define the terms “reproductive depression” and “epigenetics”
  • Analyze the primary mechanism of action of brexanolone and zuranolone, illustrating their respective roles in treating postpartum depression
  • Evaluate the impact of the new GAPA positive allosteric modulator drugs on the treatment strategy for postpartum depression
  • Discuss how identification of women at elevated risk for postpartum depression in the third trimester alters the treatment approach for postpartum depression


  • 60 minutes of content
  • 30 minutes of Q and A

Target Audience

Medical students, Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists, Non-psychiatrist physicians

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.5 hours
Program Start Date: May 30, 2024
Program End Date: May 30, 2027

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.


  • Jennifer L. Payne, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia


  • Jennifer L. Payne, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia
  • Vishal Madaan, MD, APA Deputy Medical Director, Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) business days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 05/30/2027
Cost: Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $45.00
Medical Student: $0.00
Resident Fellow Member: $25.00
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
1.5 COP Credits
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