PREP Audio - Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children
March 2011, Volume 6, No. 3

Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children

Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the prevalence of maternal depression, the impact of life events on depression, and the use of appropriate screening tools.
  • Detect parenting cues that are disrupted by depression.
  • List the effects of antidepressants.
  • Employ successful nonpharmacologic interventions.
  • Recommend psychologic referral as appropriate.
Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children

Carol C. Weitzman, MD, FAAP

Dr. Weitzman disclosed no financial relationship relevant to this issue. This issue does not contain a discussion of unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children

Lynn Mowbray Wegner, MD, FAAP

Dr. Wegner disclosed no financial relationship relevant to this issue. This issue does not contain a discussion of unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Maternal Depression and the Risks to Children

Tim Oberlander, MD, FRCP

Dr. Oberlander disclosed no financial relationship relevant to this issue. This issue does not contain a discussion of unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.