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Women and Mental Health CEU

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD


Duration: 2 hours
4.6 out of 5.0, Based on: 5,539 reviews

Course Summary

Studies are underway to better understand how gender and other influencing factors impact mental health in the general population. Clinicians need to understand how trauma, abuse and other factors affect mental health in women. The purpose of this course is to clinicians information about women and mental health issues, common disorders and treatments.

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Program Goal:

To educate CCM® board certified case managers about Women and Mental Health

Learning Objectives

At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the differences in diagnoses for men and women with mental illness.
  • Identify common gender-specific risk factors for mental illness.
  • Describe why fertility challenges can affect a woman’s mental health.
  • Discuss the relationship between the postpartum period and depression.

Course Syllabus

I. Introduction

II. Gender-Specific Risk Factors
1. Domestic Violence
2. Socioeconomic Disadvantage
3. Income Inequality
4. Subordinate Status
5. Responsibility for Others

III. Depressive Disorders
1. Signs and Symptoms

IV. Anxiety Disorders
1. Types of Anxiety Disorders

V. Somatic Disorders

VI. Menstruation/Menopause and Mental Health
1. Premenstrual Mood Changes
2. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
a. Causes Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
3. Menopause

VII. Mental Illness During Pregnancy
1. Common Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy
2. Medication During the Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

VIII. Mental Illness During the Postpartum Period
1. Treatment for Postpartum Illness
2. Pharmacologic Treatments and Breastfeeding

IX. Treatment Options
1. Medication
2. Concerns with Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
3. Non-Pharmacologic Treatment

X. Summary


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