Lectures and seminars MEB seminar: Michael Silverman
Speaker: Michael Silverman, Associate clinical professor, Mount Sinai
Title: Postpartum depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) is characterized as a specifier of a major depressive episode conditional on childbirth. Even in the best environments, the period during pregnancy and immediately following the birth of a child represents a time of profound physiological, psychological, and socio-environmental change. Most, if not all, new mothers find the postpartum period a time of unique stress with upwards of 80% of all postpartum women reporting some intermittent symptomatology associated with anxiety or the downregulation of mood. On March 11, 2020, for the first time in a century, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic ushering in global lockdowns and restrictions in the effort of interfering with the continued spread of the virus that causes the Coronavirus disease 2019. While these measures significantly impacted normal aspects of everyday life, how they impacted the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women - during what is already known to be a vulnerable time - became of significant interest among obstetricians and mental health clinicians. Surprisingly, studies exploring symptomatology associated with PPD during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and across the United States found stable or improved mood in an environment that can only be described as a largescale tragedy. These observations offer insight into addressing early maternal needs that may influence long-term childhood outcomes.
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