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PPD Medication & Nursing

Kirsten Thompson, MD: Postpartum Depression and Associated Medications while BreastfeedingPostpartum Depression and Associated Medications while Nursing

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Have you suffered from symptoms of depression or anxiety in the postpartum period? Have you thought about medication to treat your mood symptoms? But perhaps had concerns about using psychiatric medication while breastfeeding?

Approximately one in six women experiences postpartum depression or anxiety. With societal pressure often focusing on how wonderful it is to be the mother of a newborn, many women suffer from depression and anxiety in silence. Empower yourself with the facts about postpartum depression and anxiety, and the risks and benefits of psychiatric medication during breastfeeding. To have a healthy baby, one needs a healthy mother first. Class length: 90min.s

INSTRUCTOR:
Kirsten Thompson, MD

HOW TO ENROLL:
Classes are offered several times at various locations. Click on the Location below for class dates. If the date you want to attend is not available or (out of stock) please call.
Santa Monica: (310) 998-1981
Hollywood: (323) 469-5300

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Dr. Kirsten Thompson, M.D., is a board certified private practice psychiatrist and UCLA Health Sciences Clinical Instructor in the Women's Life Center, a widely acclaimed outpatient treatment clinic devoted to mental health care for peripartum and perimenopausal mood disorders. She specializes in medication management and psychotherapy for a wide array of patient needs including postpartum depression and anxiety, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Dr. Thompson received her B.S. from Cornell University, completed premedical coursework at Columbia University and attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed two years of training as a surgical resident at the University of Southern California before electing to become a psychiatrist, where she completed training at UCLA. She has experience working in inpatient, residential and outpatient psychiatric treatment centers
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