“The Unspoken Truths of Postpartum Depression: Help for Women With and Without ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #470]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#470), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on September 7, 2023.
Pregnancy and childbirth are life-altering events, and it is not uncommon for postpartum mood disturbances to impact the mental health of new mothers. Studies suggest that ADHD increases the risk for experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMD), a form of postpartum depression (PPD), which are often triggered by dramatic hormonal fluctuations, inadequate sleep, and the new and relentless demands of caring for an infant. Postpartum symptoms may also exacerbate ADHD symptoms in some women and can impact the wellbeing of the entire family.
It is profoundly important that providers who work with new parents and families identify, understand, and support the signs and symptoms of PPD and PPMD, including attention to adequate sleep and other self-care basics, in the earliest stage of infant-parent attachment and provide treatment. It is also important for new parents and other family members to be aware of these symptoms and know when professional help is needed.
In this webinar, providers and caregivers will learn:
- About the symptoms and causes of PPD and PPMD
- About the importance of surveillance roughly 6 months after the baby is born, when there is typically less interaction with providers
- About the conditions — including anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorder — that elevate the risk for postpartum difficulties in women
- How family members can spot red flags for postpartum depression and seek help
- About the treatment options that can prevent a new mother from worsening symptoms before they become full-blown PPD
- About the importance of sleep, and how to set up a routine early on
Watch the Video Replay
More on Postpartum Depression
- Download: Free Guide to Hormones and ADHD in Women
- Self-Test: Signs of Postpartum Depression
- Read: ADHD Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression, Anxiety
- Read: PMDD, Menopause, Postpartum Depression May Be More Severe in Women with ADHD
- Read: What’s Behind the “Depression Gap” Impacting Women?
- Read: Bringing Up Baby: Motherhood with ADHD
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on September 7, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Jayne Singer, Ph.D., IECMH-E®, is a clinical psychologist and Endorsed® Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Mentor with over 40 years of experience working in hospital and community-based programs that serve children and families with developmental, medical, social, emotional, and familial challenges. At the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, she serves as Director of Developmental and Relational Health as well as Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Singer also serves as a Commissioner on the MA Post-Partum Depression Commission. Learn more about Dr. Singer here.
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