Addressing postpartum depression in Florida

Postpartum depression is a type of clinical depression that occurs in women after childbirth and because of feelings of shame or guilt, most mothers go untreated. To address the problem, the Baptist Health Women’s Services is hosting the Postpartum Support International (PSI) 2-Day Perinatal Mood Disorders Certificate Training Course April 4-5 at Baptist Downtown at Prudential Drive.

A study published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry and mentioned by NPR’s “All Things Considered” noted 1 in 7 women are affected by PPD. The Florida Department of Health documented that in 2010, 58.8 percent of mothers in the state experienced symptoms of postpartum depression.

The training course led by experienced healthcare practitioners will discuss the symptoms, treatment and screening options for postpartum depression.

For more information and to register for the course visit the event webpage here.