COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this seminar the participant should be able to: Utilize the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen (EPDS) and refer high-risk patients to maternal mental health experts. Describe treatment options for a breastfeeding mother identified with postpartum depression and/or anxiety. List 3 commonly used medications for treating maternal mood disorders in the
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