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Perinatal mental illness in primary care

Perinatal mental illness in primary care




Time to Complete

1 hour


March 3, 2016


February 7, 2019

Programme Description

In this presentation, psychiatrist Dr Trudi Seneviratne outlines the important points for GPs to consider when faced with a new mother with mental health problems such as postnatal depression, PTSD, anxiety and postpartum psychosis.

This module, based on a presentation at MIMS Clinical Update 2015, brings you expert opinion and key learning points in an audiovisual format. You can play the audio presentation at a time to suit you while viewing the slides, pause and continue as needed. A CPD certificate is awarded for completing this module.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Screen for and detect women with or at risk of developing perinatal mental health problems
  • Know when to refer women for specialist help
  • Understand the treatments available and when they may be used

    Dr Trudi Seneviratne
    Consultant adult and perinatal psychiatrist
    South London and Maudsley Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required