Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Tuesday, 19 November  2019. 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are common and are associated with potential poor outcomes for maternal, child and family units. Primary care holds a crucial role for detecting and managing mental health care for affected women.

In this webinar, Mark Huthwaite provides an overview to identify, screen and manage women with PMADs. He will discuss:

  • What has happened to post-natal depression (PND)?
  • Identifying the difference between “baby blues” and post-partum depression.
  • Maternal screening tools.
  • Identifying risk and  protective factors.
  • Recognising the impact of PMADs on families.



Resources for parents



Dr Mark Huthwaite

Mark is a senior lecturer in psychiatry and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Otago, Wellington.

He is also a perinatal psychiatrist in the Regional Specialist Maternal Mental Health Service in Wellington.

Mark was a member of the RANZCP’s Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Bi-national Committee and is a member of the organising committee for World Maternal Mental Health Day.


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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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