On 21 – 23 March Sara Sylvén will give a series of lectures at Vilnius University on Perinatal Psychiatry!

On 21 – 23 March, the #MotherNet member Sara Sylvén from Uppsala will give a series of lectures at Vilnius University on Perinatal Psychiatry. MD, PhD Sara Sylvén is a psychiatrist at Uppsala University Hospital and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University.

Although she is currently working at the Emergency Department of Psychiatry at Uppsala University Hospital, Sara Sylvén started her clinical career at Uppsala University Hospital as a resident in obstetrics and gynaecology. During this clinical experience, Sara Sylvén developed a special interest in perinatal mental health. For the last 15 years, she has focused on psychiatric illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period, aiming to find new ways of detecting psychiatric symptoms during the perinatal period and developing new treatment options. Sara Sylvén’s other areas of interests are breastfeeding and gender dysphoria, as well as ongoing qualitative and quantitative studies in these areas.

During her visit to Vilnius, Sara Sylvén will share her knowledge on perinatal psychiatry with different physicians and residents:

  • On 21 March, 12 p.m. a visit and lecture-discussion for psychiatrists and residents at the Republican Vilnius Psychiatric Hospital.
  • On 22 March, 10:00 a.m. a visit and lecture-discussion for physicians and residents of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Clinics.

On 23 March, a podcast on perinatal mental health will be filmed with a researcher from Sweden, together with Atėnė Mendelytė, PhD, associate professor at the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, and Rūta Morkūnienė, MD, PhD student and junior assistant at the Faculty of Medicine.

Selection of publication of Sara Sylvén:

Transcranial magnetic intermittent theta-burst stimulation for depression in pregnancy – A case series. Sylvén SM, Gingnell M, Ramirez A, Bodén R, Brain Stim 2020 

Correlates of postpartum depression in first time mothers without previous psychiatric contact. Sylvén et al., Eur Psychiatry 2017. 

Seasonality patterns in postpartum depression. Sylvén et al., Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011

Newborn gender as a predictor of postpartum mood disturbances in a sample of Swedish women. Sylvén et al.,Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011 

Thyroid function tests at delivery and risk for postpartum depressive symptoms. Sylvén et al., Psychoneuroendocrinology 2012 

Premenstrual syndrome and dysphoric disorder as risk factors for postpartum depression. Sylvén et al., Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 

Update: due to unforeseen circumstances the visit is cancelled. We will keep you updated.