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1

What are some clinical features of perinatal depression

-Broken sleep
-Mood change
-ahedonia
-diurnal variation in mood
-withdrawal
-Poor concentration/ short term memory loss

2

If a woman is on lithium in terms of mental health what is the most likely diagnosis?

Bipolar

3

What is fluoxetine used for in terms of mental health?

-An anti-depressant
-A SSRI

4

Why does maternal mental health matter?

-Pregnancy not protective against mental illness-prevalence of mental disorders similar to other times in a women's life
-Increased risk of relapse if prophylactic medication stopped
-Important cause of maternal death
-Associated with:
-adverse fetal outcomes
-deficits in maternal-infant interaction
-adverse child development

5

What are some eg's of postpartum complications in terms of mental health?

-'baby blues'
-depression
-PTSD
-psychosis