Pregnant and Postpartum Women With Bipolar Disorder: Taking the Care to Where They Are
Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Translational Medical Research | Women's Health
Up to 20% of women who screen positive for depression in the perinatal period in primary care and obstetric settings may have bipolar disorder, but little is known about best practices for this population. This column describes clinical programs that support identification and management of depression and bipolar disorder among women in non-mental health settings. The programs use diverse management strategies, including referral to specialty mental health, collaborative care, and consultation and care coordination. Most mental health programs based in primary care and obstetric settings are designed for depression treatment. Assessment and treatment strategies need to be refined to ensure that women with bipolar disorder receive appropriate care.
UMCCTS funding, Bipolar Disorder, Perinatal, Pregnancy and mental illness, Primary care, Women
DOI of Published Version
Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Aug 20:appips201800133. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800133. Link to article on publisher's site
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Bhat, Amritha; Cerimele, Joseph M.; and Byatt, Nancy, "Pregnant and Postpartum Women With Bipolar Disorder: Taking the Care to Where They Are" (2018). UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications. 147.