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Virtual Grand Rounds: Perinatal Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Presented by:

Vivien Burt, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Founder and Consultant/Director

The Women’s Life Center

Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Bipolar women are often faced with the dilemma of how to decide on the safest way to realize their wish to become mothers. They know that bipolar disorder presents challenges in both pregnancy and the postpartum. On the one hand they want to remain emotionally stable, and on the other hand, they want to minimize any risks to their babies. This lecture will present data that supports the best and safest treatment options for bipolar pregnant and postpartum women.


Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Discuss the risks to be weighed when treating bipolar disorder in pregnancy
  2. Explain the risks of prenatal treatment with lithium on fetal outcome
  3. Describe the risks of prenatal treatment with valproate on fetal outcome


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0728.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.

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