Managing Mood Disorders During Pregnancy


Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Instructor, in the Division of Epidemiology.  She is the Public Health Director, and heads the Premenstrual Syndrome and Peripartum Research Program at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. 


In collaboration and coordination with United Way of CT Child Development Infoline, the Perinatal Depression Provider Consultation Line identifies referral resources and makes referrals for other needs identified by depressed pregnant women and their providers.  This individual teleconference has been coordinated by providers from the Physicians for Women's Health provider group. 


This teleconference will educate medical and behavioral healthcare providers (such as obstetricians, family practitioners, pediatricians, midwives, public health nurses, social workers, etc.) about perinatal depression and about the services of the perinatal depression consultation line.  The talk will cover perinatal risk factors, screening and diagnostic questionnaires, barriers to patient care, medications and service referrals.

Additionally, registered attendees will be mailed a perinatal depression toolkit which provides information for healthcare providers to better understand, diagnose and triage their patients with perinatal depression.
For more information on this program, contact Marie Mulhall at: