Have Your Heard of Postpartum Mood Disturbances?
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about postpartum depression - diagnostic testing, treatment options and education. We will also discuss controversies surrounding this topic, how to tell PPD from other disorders and clinical implications of PPD to women’s health.

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:PMD041618
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Peri-Natal Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss controversies surrounding PPD.
  • Discuss different factors that contribute to the development of PPD.
  • Describe the difference between postpartum depression and other mental health conditions affecting the postpartum woman.
  • Describe diagnostic testing of PPD.
  • List three treatment options for postpartum depression.
  • Describe clinical implications of PPD to women’s health.
  • Discuss three educational points for the patient and family afflicted with PPD.


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