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Principles of Psychotropic Medication Management in Pregnancy & Lactation

Genomind Grand Rounds event card Principles of Psychotropic Medication Management in Pregnancy & Lactation with Rachel Schmuts, DO, PMH-C

Join Genomind and guest speaker, Dr. Rachel Shmuts, as she presents on the Principles of Psychotropic Medication Management in Pregnancy & Lactation. She reviews current approaches to prescribing psychotropic medications in pregnant and lactating women, and discusses tools to effectively communicate the best treatment options for peripartum mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders with patients and their families.

Rachel Shmuts, DO, PMH-C is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education and an Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Southern New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and pursued her general adult psychiatry residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She then completed a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she discovered her clinical passion in women’s mental health.

She returned to her alma mater when she started a women’s mental health clinic and eased into several academic roles and contributed to the medical school’s curriculum reform. She serves as the Brain and Behavior Block Director for first year medical students, Human Sexuality Intersession Director for second year medical students, Clerkship Director for third year medical students, and Psychiatry Residency Program Director. In addition to her university commitments, Dr. Shmuts consults for transcranial magnetic stimulation and volunteers in her community. She is also certified as a perinatal mental healthcare provider.

In this 1-hour session, Dr. Shmuts leads a 45-minute presentation on mediation management in pregnancy, then concludes with a 15-minute Q&A session.


Filmed November 18th, 2021

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