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Perinatal Mental Health: Bridging the Gap – September 8, 2021 – SOLD OUT
September 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDTFree
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Dr. Amritha Bhat
September 8, 2021
9:00 am – 10:00am Pacific Time via Zoom
About 1 in 7 of all birthing parents will experience a perinatal mental health condition, yet very few receive adequate treatment. In this lecture, Dr. Bhat will provide an overview of common perinatal mental health conditions focusing on perinatal depression and a summary of best practices in identifying and treating perinatal depression.
Attendees will learn:
- Prevalence of common mental disorders in the perinatal period
- Commonly used evidence-based treatments for perinatal mental health disorders
- Risks of untreated mental disorders and risks of psychotropic medication use during pregnancy and lactation
We are excited to launch our inaugural free, online lecture series with Dr. Amritha Bhat. Lectures will be offered throughout the year and are presented by the Barnard Center for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center. We aim to provide timely, brief educational offerings on topics relevant to providers serving families with children under the age of five. Our first lecture is, “Perinatal Mental Health: Bridging the Gap,” by Dr. Amritha Bhat, a perinatal psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington.
Dr. Amritha Bhat, MBBS, MD, MPH, is a perinatal psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. A psychiatrist trained in India and the USA, she also completed the Psychiatry in Primary Care Fellowship Program at the University of Washington. She established the perinatal psychiatry clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is involved in several projects that make perinatal mental health treatments available to women in primary care and obstetric settings, including collaborative care and telephone consultation. She is actively involved in resident education, leads the Perinatal Psychiatry interest pathway in the University of Washington’s Psychiatry residency pathway, and is faculty on the Women’s Mental Health Fellowship. She leads interdisciplinary education efforts and has created educational modules regarding postpartum depression for NICU nurses and compiled training material for care managers working with women with perinatal depression. Her research interests include developing sustainable primary care-based models of maternal mental health care that also include attention to the infant-parent dyad.