Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi: April 23, 2018

RECOGNIZING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION 

HOW INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS ARE HELPING NEW MOMS TAKE CARE OF THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 30 – MAY 6th

 

Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi

Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist

 

Becoming a new mom is a joyous occasion, yet can be completely overwhelming – even for the most prepared. According to the CDC, postpartum depression affects up to one in five women in the US. For half of these women this is their first time experiencing signs of depression, and 78 percent who screen positive don’t get mental health treatment due to cost, inability to take time off work or lack of babysitting help to leave their newborn baby at home.

Now more than ever as women’s rights are continually being fought for, moms have the ability to take control of their health and get the care they deserve. At least 12 states have adopted state legislation, developed awareness campaigns, or convened task forces to bring awareness to postpartum depression, and there is a current bill underway to require mandatory screenings for new moms in California.

In this satellite interview, Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi will reassure new moms that it is completely normal to discuss their feelings, stripping away the stigma associated with postpartum depression. She’ll also be available to discuss how telemedicine is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with healthcare and enabling busy moms to manage their mental health from the comfort of their own home.

 

For more information please visit: www.doctorondemand.com

 

MORE ABOUT DR. NIKOLE BENDERS-HADI:

Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who completed her undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, followed by medical school and residency training at New York University School of Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University. She has done research and writing on women’s mental health issues and her approach to treatment is patient-centered and recovery-focused. She is dedicated to reducing mental health stigma and providing quality treatment in order to help patients maintain the quality of life they deserve

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