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Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders:

What ALL Clinicians Need To Know

Gabrielle Mauren, PhD, LP, PMH-C

Minnesota Psychological Association

First Friday Forum

January 7, 2022


▪ Disclosure of Financial Relationships: I am employed by Park
Nicollet Health Services (Minnesota, USA).

▪ I have co-authored a book on PMADs – “Myself Again: The
PARENTS Postpartum Survival Guide” (Praeclarus Press,

▪ I have not accepted any reimbursement (financial, gifts, or in-
kind exchange) for this presentation from any source other
than the accredited CE provider or its educational partner (or
fiscal agent).


1. Recognize the symptoms and diagnostic differentials for the

range of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, (e.g., baby

blues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis).

2. Describe risk and contributing factors for developing

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

3. Explain the treatment options for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety

Disorders, including empirically supported psychotherapy


PMADs: The Basics

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders


Mood Disorders
(depression, bipolar disorders, postpartum blues, etc.)

Anxiety Disorders
(panic, generalized anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc.)

(schizophrenia, mania, depression, etc.)

About PMADs
(U.S. estimates)

• 70-80% of new mothers will experience the baby blues

• 15-20% will experience perinatal depression

• 10-25% will develop an anxiety disorder

• 0.1-0.2% will develop postpartum psychosis
(PSI, 2021)

• Of all women who will experience depression in their lifetimes,
50% will have their first episode after having a baby. (APA, 2021)

• When do symptoms present?

• Anytime within the first 12 months, often in the first 2-4
months postpartum, sometimes during pregnancy.


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