Educating Families About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Language and Teaching Tools
CEA/MNY is thrilled to partner with Catherine Birndorf MD and Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW of The Motherhood Center in Manhattan to present a discussion about perinatal mental health, a topic which is often under-addressed and misunderstood.
1 in 5 new and expecting mothers suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) otherwise known as postpartum depression. PMADs include anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and bipolar during the perinatal period. PMADs are increasingly becoming a public concern due to a flurry of recent opinions and initiatives leading to compulsory screening of pregnant and postpartum women, yet treatment options on a national level continue to lag.
The Motherhood Center is the first of its kind comprehensive PMAD treatment facility providing multiple levels of care for pregnant and new mothers depending on their symptom severity. At this event, Catherine Birndorf, MD and Paige Bellenbaum, LCSW, of The Motherhood Center will share information of their new program including answers to the following questions:
What are PMADs?
How to educate families about PMADs prenatally?
How can you tell if someone is suffering from a PMAD?
How do I screen for PMADs?
What treatment options are available for women suffering from PMADs?
Catherine Birndorf, MD, is the Medical Director of The Motherhood Center of Manhattan. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/ Gynecology and Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Womens Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.
Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW is the Program Director of The Motherhood Center of Manhattan. For the past 20 years, Paige has been committed to the field of social work practice, focusing her efforts on direct service to have a micro impact, and public policy to have a macro impact.
The Motherhood Center (View)
205 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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