Log In Now!

Virtual Wednesday Lecture Series: Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy and Lactation

Start Date:1/26/2022

Start Time:12:00 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes


Over 50% of psychiatric patients are women. Over 80% of women will have at least one pregnancy, and 50% of these are unplanned. Yet mental health and women’s health practitioners receive little training in reproductive psychiatry and are often not knowledgeable the management of psychiatric illness in the perinatal period. The goal of this presentation is to education clinicians about the risks of treating – and NOT treating – psychiatric illness in pregnancy and postpartum, and to provide a general clinical approach for treatment of the perinatal patient. This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to: Understand the risk factors for mood symptoms in the perinatal period. Define the potential risks of no treatment for psychiatric illness during and after pregnancy. Define the potential risks and benefits of psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and lactation.


Lauren M. Osborne, MD

Lauren M. Osborne, MD, is Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and Associat

Lauren M. Osborne, MD, is Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she also directs a postdoctoral fellowship program in reproductive psychiatry. She is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy, the postpartum, the premenstrual period, and perimenopause. She conducts research on the biological mechanisms of perinatal mental illness, with a focus on neurosteroids and the immune system, and is the chair of a national task force working to create standards for education in reproductive psychiatry. Her work is supported by the Brain and Behavior Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the NIMH.

Deepak Prabhakar, MD, MPH

Chief of Medical Staff

Sheppard Pratt

Email Address


Forgot Password?

If you receive an "Already Logged In" message, wait 1 minute before re-entering.

Terms Of Use | Privacy Policy | Computer Tips | Login Help

By logging in, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.