Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health: Treatment and Research

Register Today! Wednesday, October 30th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET

ADAA is pleased to announce our inaugural virtual Fall Forum for professionals, which will address understanding and treating maternal anxiety and depression. Across a full spectrum of professions, maternal mental health difficulties are rightfully garnering increasing attention. Beyond a focus on depression alone, post-partum anxiety (and other difficulties) are of interest to professionals with interests in population health, clinical care within and outside of mental health, research, policy, and family support services (among others). The ADAA 2019 Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health is intended to address the interests of professionals across domains such as these, by launching a year-long initiative focused on this important issue.

Fall Forum Agenda 

Moderator: Kimberly Yonkers, MD



Part 1: Universal Screening & Barriers featuring Joy Bukhard, MBA - (60 minutes)


Part 2: Assessment & Treatment - (90 minutes)

- Pharmacologic/Biological Interventions featuring Dr. Margaret Altemus, MD

- Psychosocial Treatments featuring Dr. Catherine Monk, PhD

 - Discussion and Q&A


Part 3: Intergenerational Transmission of Mood and Anxiety Difficulties featuring Dr. Rahil Briggs, PhD - (45 minutes) 


Cost to Participate - CE/CME included in price:

ADAA Professional Members: $99.00

Non-ADAA Professional Members: $150.00

All Students (ADAA Members and Non-Members): $50.00

Then stay tuned for additional announcements from ADAA, with details about additional educational opportunities for professionals focused on maternal mental health, including:

  • Webinars
  • Blog posts
  • Conference presentations

This Virtual Fall Forum is part of ADAA's women's initiative, Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health: Treatment and Research. ADAA is committed to connecting women to specialized treatment and foster dialogue between women's mental health researchers, clinicians, patients and the public at large through professional education and free helpful resources. Click here to view ADAA's Girls and Women's resources.

ADAA bi-monthly girls and women-focused e-newsletter

For more information, contact Astrid Masfar.

Speakers in the News

July 12, 2019 - Why Pregnancy Can Make Your Anxiety So Much Worse - Fall Forum Speaker Catherine Monk,

Trending Articles

May 16, 2019  Wife's death inspires dad to help other moms with postpartum disorders,

April 30, 2019 I’m Embarrassed by My Prenatal Depression. Here’s Why I Talk About It Anyway. New York Tmes

April 20, 2019 Postpartum depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. Researchers are homing in on risk factors, Washington Post

March 19, 2019 First drug specifically for postpartum depression is approved, Washington Post

February 12, 2019 Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. Here’s How., New York Times

February 12, 2019 What you and your family need to know about maternal depression, New York Times

January 24, 2019  If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety),

July 13, 2018 Expectant millennial mothers more depressed during pregnancy than women 25 years ago study says. Newsweek

August 4, 2017 Maternal depression is getting more attention — but still not enough, Washington Post