Monday, July 6, 2009

PPD pamphlet from ACOG

Here's a link to a pamphlet that American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists produced in January of this year. This printer-friendly version should be a helpful tool that you can give to your OB-GYN, nurse or midwife if they are not well-educated about PMDs. Keep in mind, perinatal mood disorders barely get a couple of hours of focus during an OB's entire medical school career and residency, so you should not assume that your doctor is fully aware of how to screen for or diagnose a PMD. You may also want to provide this resource to your peditrician. Even if you are not suffering from a PMD, you can be sure that many other women in the Practice ARE and you may just help someone to get treatment faster by giving your Doc this tool!

Oh, and let's remember that ACOG's president made PMDs his top priority...you can read more about that HERE!

1 comment:

Marcie said...

thank you so much for sharing this!