Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Dr. Robin Kopelman

Dr. Kopelman is a leading expert in the state of Iowa in the fields of Women’s/Maternal/Perinatal Mental Health. Dr. Kopelman was the founding psychiatrist and Co-Director for the Women’s Wellness and Counseling Service at the University of Iowa Hospitals &Clinics, providing care to women in eastern Iowa for over a decade. During that time, she was a researcher in perinatal mental health services and advisor to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Maternal, Child, & Family Health. She then went on to provide women’s mental health services via telemedicine to northwest Iowa women and mothers for several years before establishing her women’s mental health-focused private practice at Meadowlark. She is a published author and has presented nationally and internationally on maternal mental health services.

A lifelong resident of Iowa, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts with honors in Biology from Grinnell College (’95) and completed her Doctor of Medicine (M.D. ‘99), psychiatric residency training (’03), and Master of Public Health (M.P.H. ‘05) at the University of Iowa. Dr. Kopelman is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry. She is a longstanding member of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, and Marcé of North America.

Title: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Presenter: Dr. Robin Kopelman, MD, MPH

1 in 5. That’s how many Iowa women may experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD.) In this session, participants will learn about identifying women experiencing difficulties with mood and anxiety symptoms during this complex period.  Maternal mental health is central to the wellbeing of the family.  Detection, support, and treatment of PMADs lead to the best outcomes for families, so come learn about ways to detect the possible presence of a PMAD and how to connect women with support and a wide range of acceptable and accessible treatment options in the state.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how PMADs can impact women, their children, and the wellbeing of families.
  • Learn about tools and processes for screening and identification of PMADs.
  • Be able to discuss options women and families have for support and effective treatment of PMADs in order to educate women and facilitate referrals.