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HT037 - Assessing and Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Dr. Gina Hassan
Why do some women move through the birth of a new baby with relatively little difficulty and others become seriously depressed? Many call it Post-Partum Depression and others call it the Baby Blues. What about babies born through surrogacy or adopted babies, do those parents experience the same difficulties? In this podcast the speaker discusses the symptoms, assessment, and various treatment strategies for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following questions
- Can you tell us something about the spectrum and prevalence of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- What are some of the symptoms that a client might present with?
- How do you differentiate between Post-Partum Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Baby Blues or run of the mill stress in new moms?
- Who is at risk for Post-Partum Mood and Anxiety Disorders?
- How is screening done?
- What assessment tools do you use?
- What is the cause of Post-Partum Mood and Anxiety Disorders?
- Are there preventative measures for someone who is at risk?
- What kind of treatment is provided? Is group therapy helpful?
- What are some of the most common barriers to treatment?
- What is the impact of untreated Post-Partum Mood and Anxiety Disorders on the infant?
Running Time: 52:29
Speaker: Dr. Gina Hassan, has had a private Practice in Berkeley, California since 1993. She has also worked with individuals, couples, and groups in various other mental health settings to include inpatient, outpatient, and crises intervention clinics. From 1992 to 1994 she was a research associate at the Center for the Family in Transition studying infant-parent attachment. From 1994 to 1997 she taught and supervised students at John F. Kennedy University. While she has worked with a variety of clinical issues, she is passionate about working with women and couples around perinatal and parenting issues, and has completed special training in these areas. She has completed over 62 hours of professional training in perinatal mental health, and has completed teacher training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.