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Clinical Tools

Screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Recommendations from the AAP, the ACOG and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force have all been noted to recommend screening EVERY woman for perinatal mood disorders.  It is important to note that screening alone has not shown to change outcomes.  We encourage Florida providers to screen each woman AND provide the opportunity for follow-up discussion as well as connecting her with local resources.  Please find validated screening tools linked below.

Additional screening tools

The screening questionnaires below have not been validated but may be helpful in clinical practice.

Postpartum Stress Center- Postpartum Distress Measure

Postpartum Stressors Scale- Learn more

Treatment recommendations

MCPAP for Moms toolkit includes screening and treatment algorithms. Find it HERE.

ACOG of New York depression screening toolkit. Find it HERE.

The U.S. Dept. of HHS, Office on Women's Health has information and fact sheets. Find it HERE.

World Health Organization provides a literature review on risk factors and interventions.  Find it HERE.

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