Irritability in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Irritability is a common yet underrecognized feature of distress in the perinatal period. Dr. Swales will review the biopsychosocial determinants of perinatal irritability and provide recommendations for assessment and intervention. She will examine the triggers and behavioral outputs of irritability and discuss how providers can attend to an individual’s environment and cultural context in case conceptualization and delivery of clinical services.
About the Presenter
Danielle Swales, PhD, is a provisionally licensed psychologist and postdoctoral fellow in the Reproductive Mood Disorders T32 program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver before completing her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her research investigates the biopsychosocial etiology of perinatal mood disorders and impact on child development. In her clinical work, she provides third-wave, cognitive-behavioral therapies to perinatal populations.
Continuing Education Information
1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate
1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)
- Describe three clinical features of irritability in the perinatal period.
- Identify at least one biological and one psychosocial predictor of perinatal irritability.
- Discuss two clinical strategies to assess and treat irritable mood in pregnant and postpartum populations.
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