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This module outlines common issues affecting the perinatal care needs of women from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Depression management for GPs

Tailor medication choice to achieve more positive patient outcomes and response in depression management.

Explores the clinical value of structured self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in people with type 2 insulin-requiring diabetes

This video reviews the options available to your patients experiencing unintended pregnancies through both a medical and a legal framework.

Use this guide to review screening, risk factors, symptoms, examination and management options.

Depression management for GPs

Managing the perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

In a 2011 Census, around 1 in 4 Australian residents were found to have been born overseas. This module outlines common issues affecting the perinatal care needs of women from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Managing the mental wellbeing of fathers and partners during the perinatal period

New fathers may also experience symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, particularly prior to the birth of a new baby. This module explores how to effectively support the mental wellbeing of fathers and partners during the perinatal period.

2. Depression screening using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

This activity is part 2 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a simple to use screening tool that allows an informed judgement about the mental health and well being of patients in the perinatal period.

3. Perinatal Depression: further assessment and management

This activity is part 3 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity focuses specially on how to conduct a psychosocial assessment to gain a better understanding of the woman’s life circumstances including her past and current social, emotional and psychological status.

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This ALM discusses the screening and further assessment of women in the perinatal period for possible depression and/or anxiety. A range of management modalities are discussed.

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