The Case of Leila Moro: Not Just the Blues

  • Alyson Gorun
  • Julie PenznerEmail author


Physicians in training are choosing to become parents during their graduate medical education years. Appropriately screening and treating mood disorders and/or other mental health issues during this time period is a crucial task of any psychiatrist. Understanding unique challenges faced by young physicians including role transitions and conflicts around work and home life is necessary. In this chapter, treatment specific to this population is discussed including practical management strategies as well as major psychological conflicts that may arise in a psychotherapeutic modality.


Depressive disorders Major depressive disorder with peripartum onset Resident mental health Perinatal mental health Postpartum blues Parental leave Role transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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