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The Worst Kept Secret: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Tuesday, May 4 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Event

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication of childbirth in America, affecting over 1,000,000 women each year. Despite the high prevalence, PMADs remain all too often undisclosed, undiagnosed, and stigmatized, leading to suffering, stress, and even suicide.

Join Washington University alumna Aurielle Wilderman (Arts and Sciences ’05, University College ’12) for a discussion of her work founding The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health in response to the scarcity of mental healthcare she and her family experienced. Maternal mental health specialist Diane Sanford will join the question and answer portion of the program.

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Trigger Warning: By its nature, this talk includes references to traumatic childbirth, physical and psychological trauma and distress, and suicide. It may not be suitable for all audiences.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health, Campus & Community



Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Social Work
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Speaker Information

Aurielle S. Wilderman
President, The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health

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