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Postnatal depression: clinical review

Postnatal depression: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


March 6, 2018


March 6, 2018

Programme Description

In an article reviewed and updated in 2018, Dr Muffazal Rawala describes how to recognise and diagnose postnatal depression. This clinical review provides a summary of management options and their evidence base.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List some of the risk factors for postnatal depression
  • Use screening tools and questions to confirm the diagnosis
  • Choose the most appropriate management option based on how severe the depression is
  • Compare antidepressant drugs and their suitability
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Muffazal Rawala
    Specialist registrar in general adult psychiatry
    South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

    Review author
    Dr Katie Collier

    Test author
    Haymarket Medical


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    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