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Psychopharmacology

Women

Solving Clinical Challenges in Postpartum Depression and Mood Disorders

Friday, October 26
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Tangerine WF2

“Solving Clinical Challenges” addresses complex conundrums that are faced by Psych Congress attendees in managing their female patients with psychiatric disorders, focusing on postpartum depression. Dr. Freeman will discuss and respond to real cases and real issues from attendees who were surveyed prior to the conference. Challenges that may be covered include: 1) diagnostic nosology, accurate diagnosis, and screening; 2) pharmacologic treatments; 3) side effect management; 4) non-pharmacologic treatments.

Marlene P. Freeman, MD

Associate Director
Massachusetts General Hospital Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women's Mental Health
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Marlene P. Freeman, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and the Abra Prentice Foundation Chair in Women's Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the Associate Director of the Center for Women's Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Medical Director of the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI).

Dr. Freeman completed medical school at Northwestern University Medical School. She completed residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program and a research fellowship in the Biological Psychiatry Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her research and clinical expertise is in the areas of mood disorders and women's mental health. She previously directed programs in women's mental health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and at UT-Southwestern in Dallas.

Dr. Freeman is Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) and is a Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). She was a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and chaired the APA Task Force on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and was a member of the APA's workgroup on Major Depressive Disorder treatment guidelines. She also served as a Member of the Veterans Administration Reproductive Mental Health Steering Committee.

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