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Updates in Women's Health: Psychopharmacologic Approaches in the Perinatal Period: Mood Stabilizers and Antipsychotics

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 8/1/2016

Expiration Date: 8/1/2019

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period are common and as such, psychiatrists are often asked to evaluate and treat pregnant and postpartum women. Unfortunately, psychiatrists often do not feel well-equipped to manage treatment of perinatal patients, especially with the use of mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. This is in part due to the concerns about the potential impact of medications on the fetus, pregnancy and delivery itself, and/or lactation. Trying to navigate the literature on the safety of these medications during pregnancy and lactation can also be confusing and frustrating due to conflicting and controversial evidence. This webinar provides an overview of the current evidence for the using mood stabilizers and antipsychotics during pregnancy and lactation. Additionally, information as to how to document these conversations with patients will be provided.

**This content was captured at the 2015 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM. 

Pricing

  • General Member - $6.25
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - $6.25
  • Non-Member - $12.50

Free member registration for this course through the Course of the Month promotion ended on August 31st. 

Educational Objectives

  1. Review data and evidence on use of mood stabilizers and antipsychotics during pregnancy and lactation
  2. Describe the risks of psychotropic medication use to the fetus and breast-feeding infant
  3. Discuss how to document conversations on this topic with patients

Target Audience

Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 0.5 hours
Program Start Date: August 1, 2016
Program End Date: August 1, 2019

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course 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 date of completion and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • Christina L. Wichman, D.O., Medical College of Wisconsin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Maria Jose Lisotto, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.  
  • Jon Fanning, M.S., C.A.E., Chief of Membership and RFM-ECP, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Stephanie Auditore, J.D., Director of Member Product Developmpent, Engagement & Portfolio Management, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, International Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

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Optimal System Configuration

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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