Bringing a child into the world is supposed to be a joyous time but for many mothers, it is filled with anxiety and depression.

KPCW’s Tim Henney recently sat with with Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, the director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program at the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders who will be speaking on Friday about Postpartum Depression: New Research and Treatments.

Tim opened the interview with his own experience.  “You’re speaking to a man who is also a father. I went through this. My oldest is 31 years old and my youngest is 29 years old. I think I was fairly oblivious to what might have been postpartum depression that was experienced by their mother some 31 years ago and possibly 29 years ago. I would assume that is somewhat common.”

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody confirmed postpartum depression is one of the most common medical complications of childbirth but it is often missed. In fact, one out of nine women in the United States experience symptoms of postpartum depression.   Listen to the full interview on KPCW.

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Be sure to join CONNECT Summit County in partnership with the Psychiatric Research Society as nationally recognized experts Dr. Kristina M. Deligiannidis and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody discuss the causes and novel treatments of perinatal/postpartum depression.

  • Who: Mental health clinicians and people who deal with perinatal depression and anxiety and their family members. 
  • When: Friday, March 15, noon – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Hotel Park City, Aspen Room, 2001 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060 
  • Cost: FREE, but space is limited. 
  • RSVP: [email protected] 
  • BYOL: Bring Your Own Lunch 

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