Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Who’s at Risk?

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Community Hospital Long Beach

Podcast Summary

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are often undiagnosed because of a lack of resources and education available.

For expectant and new mothers who are experiencing overwhelming depression and/or anxiety, the MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness has a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program.

Listen as Hopey Witherby, RN-BC, MSN/ED discusses what is a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder.

What causes it, why it is difficult to recognize or hard for women to admit to perinatal depression or anxiety, and what a woman should do if she thinks she has perinatal depression or anxiety.