Event Date: 22nd February 24

Welcome to the webinar on Perimenopausal Depression with Prof Jayashri Kulkarni.

This webinar will take place on February 22nd 2024, at 7 PM (AEDT). The Webinar is recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing. 

The Webinar is exclusive to Academy Members Only. [The Academy Membership gives you access to a range of online interactive courses and webinars throughout the year, with on-demand viewing available for all webinars].

Delve into the intricate realm of perimenopausal depression with Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, an internationally recognized expert in women’s health. Perimenopausal depression is a significant health concern impacting women during the transition to menopause. Research indicates that 45% to 68% of perimenopausal women experience heightened depressive symptoms, whereas the prevalence is observed to be to 28% to 31% in premenopausal women.

Join Professor Kulkarni in this insightful webinar as she guides participants through the clinical presentation and diagnosis of perimenopausal depression, offering actionable strategies for effective patient management within a clinical setting.

The event will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for members.

Key webinar topics include:

  • The stages of menopausal transition and their relationship to the development of depression.
  • Clinical features of perimenopausal depression
  • Assessment and diagnosis of perimenopausal depression
  • Treatment including antidepressants, hormone replacement therapies and menopausal hormone treatment
  • Alternative treatment options and strategies for managing perimenopausal depression

This webinar, led by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, not only provides a comprehensive update on perimenopausal depression but also addresses its unique characteristics, etiology, and course. Equip yourself with valuable insights and tools to enhance your clinical approach to perimenopausal depression within your professional practice.

Speaker profile – Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM graduated in Medicine from Monash University in 1981 and became a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists in 1988. She commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at The Alfred and Monash University in 2002. Prof Kulkarni founded and directs two research centres – HER Centre Australia and the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc). She is also Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, Monash University -Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Prof Kulkarni has conducted ground-breaking clinical research and is internationally acknowledged as a leader and expert in the field of Women’s Mental Health, in particular, for her innovative work on reproductive hormones and mental illness. Her world-first research in hormones and mental health has led to the development of new treatments for women with mental ill health. She developed and launched Australia’s first women’s mental health hospital at Cabrini Health in September 2021.

Prof. Kulkarni received an Order of Australia (AM) in 2019 for her services to Psychiatry.

Dr Sanil Rege is a highly qualified consultant psychiatrist and academic, with dual qualifications from the UK and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).

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