Goal and Objectives
Through this program, residents will:
- Gain comfort in conducting risk-benefit discussions regarding treatment options during pregnancy.
- Attain knowledge in learning about mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders during pregnancy.
- Outline effective treatment options (medications and nonpharmacological measures) that may be used during pregnancy.
- Learn to detect and diagnose postpartum syndromes (postpartum depression, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder).
- Learn approaches to treating substance use disorders during pregnancy and the peripartum period and potential fetal effects of drugs of abuse.
- Gain experience in managing psychiatric medications in the context of breastfeeding.
- Appreciate the nuances of clinical management around perinatal loss.
- Discuss women’s health considerations in palliative care and psycho-oncology.
- Appreciate challenges surrounding law and ethics in pregnancy and the treatment of mental illness during pregnancy.
- Learn strategies for identifying PTSD and interpersonal violence.
- Gain additional knowledge about postmenstrual disorders, PMDD, menopause and hormonal treatments.
- Understand women’s health issues particular to eating disorders.