Perinatal Mental Health

This course will provide information about the use of psychotropic medications during the perinatal period. The learner will gain knowledge about initiating, continuing, and discontinuing psychotropic medications during this period.

Target Audience

Health care providers; physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, hospital and clinical staff. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Define perinatal mental health
  • Identify psychiatric disorders that may exist during the perinatal period
  • Describe advantages and limitations of prescribing medications during the perinatal period
  • Identify various psychiatric medication treatment options during the perinatal period
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Course expires: 


Conflicts of Interest: A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenter of this NCPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

Commercial Support: No

Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No

Off-label Product Use: This NCPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Kate Fouquier, CNM, PhD, FACNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Karen Nellis, BSN, RN, AE-C

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jacqueline Sharp, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NCPD Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 hour NCPD credits. To receive full contact credits, you must be view at least 80% of the program, and complete and submit the evaluation at the conclusion of the program.

Continuing Education for Non-Nurses:  Certificates of Participation to non-nurses will be awarded credit for participation in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded 1 CEU.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
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