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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia
Dr. Ann Lenox Kellams, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and medical director of the newborn nursery at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, is an expert in newborn care and breastfeeding. Kellams teaches pediatric clinical skills to students and residents and authored the Newborn Nursery Resident and Student Curriculum and Orientation Manual for UVA Children’s Hospital. Kellams serves her surrounding community by being a mentor for the African American Student Mentorship Program, by serving on the Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee and by hosting various community education workshops on newborn and infant care. She received the Outstanding Graduate Designation from her alma mater, the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
What is the treatment for postpartum depression?
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Ann Kellams discusses treatment options for postpartum depression.
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Host: What is the treatment for a post partum depression?
Dr. Ann Kellams: Generally, the first thing to do is to call the mother's doctor, the obstetrician and it can be treated with medications, the same medications that you would use to treat any major depression and sometimes, counseling and sometimes just providing the mom with more support or more help during that period of time.