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Substance Use and Mental Health in the Perinatal Period: Challenges, Opportunities, and Treatment Approaches

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am PST

Nadejda Bespalova, MD
February 8, 2024
9:00 am – 10:15 am Pacific Standard Time (Seattle)
via Zoom

BARNARD CENTER FREE LECTURE SERIES

Substance Use and Mental Health in the Perinatal Period: Challenges, Opportunities, and Treatment Approaches

I will provide an overview of the epidemiology of substance use in pregnancy and comorbidity with mental health conditions, review available literature on the risks of substance use to the birthing parent and offspring, and discuss best practices for screening and treatment of substance use disorders in pregnancy. In particular, I will focus on what is known about use of the medications we commonly use for substance use disorders (such as methadone, buprenorphine, etc) in pregnancy and lactation.

Nadejda Bespalova, MD is a perinatal and addiction psychiatrist at the University of Washington. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, general psychiatry residency at the NYU School of Medicine, and then an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of Washington. She splits her clinical time between the Maternal Infant Care Clinic and the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Washington and the Madison Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. Her scholarly interests include substance use disorders in the perinatal period and medical education.

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Date:
February 8
Time:
9:00 am - 10:15 am PST