Treating Psychiatric Illness During and After Pregnancy

Drs. Jennifer Payne and Lauren Osborne of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood Disorders Center discuss the rationale for continuing treatment for psychiatric illness throughout a woman’s pregnancy and perinatal period, what the risk factors for postpartum depression are, and how to distinguish between a mother’s benign (but upsetting) thoughts versus dangerous ones during that period. They also discuss the exciting new research at Johns Hopkins to better predict and treat postpartum depression.

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Jennifer Payne, MD

Jennifer Payne, MD

Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center

Background Titles Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Education Degrees MD; Medicine, Washington University ...

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