Perinatal Depression

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Perinatal Depression


The AAP recommends integrating postpartum depression surveillance and screening at the 1-, 2-, 4-, and 6-month visits.

The resources on this page provide information on effective screening, referral, and support for perinatal/postpartum depression.

 
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Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Care2019PolicyYesPolicy statement discussing the need for screening and evidence-based interventions focused on healthy attachment and parent-child relationships
Technical Report: Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Care2019Technical ReportYesTechnical report discussing the evidence and support for incorporating screening and evidence-based interventions focused on healthy attachment and parent-child relationships
Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit for Pediatric Primary Care2020ToolkitNoThis toolkit is intended to aid Pediatric Primary Care Providers in screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, such as postpartum depression, during well child visits in the first year postpartum
Depression and Postpartum Depression: Resource Overview2020WebsiteNoList of resources from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for health care providers and patients.
The General Pediatrician: Screening for Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder2017WebinarNoWebinar from the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics providing  information on postpartum mood disorders, the effect on the baby, and how to implement a screening, referral, and support system​.
Maternal Depression Screening and Treatment: A Criticial Role for Medicaid in the Care of Mothers and Children2016ArticleNoCMS bulletin encouraging postpartum depression screening and authorizing state Medicaid to pay for screening for the mother and treatment for the child as an EPSDT benefit
MothertoBaby2020WebsiteNoService providing real-time expert advice from the Organization of Teratolgy Specialists to physicians, families, and other providers about medications and other exposures while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Depression and Postpartum Depression: Resource Overview2017ToolkitNoToolkit from the American Academy of Family Physicians containing training materials, screening tools, treatment guidance, patient information, and follow-up/monitoring resources.
Postpartum Support International2020WebsiteNoToolkit from the American Academy of Family Physicians containing training materials, screening tools, treatment guidance, patient information, and follow-up/monitoring resources.
Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes2016ArticleNoNIH study that found women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes
2020 Mom2020Poster/HandoutNoResources to raise awareness of and support women with maternal depression.
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation2008Poster/HandoutNoMaternal depression posters available for printing.
Depression During and After Pregnancy2020Poster/HandoutNoPatient information about maternal depression from the CDC.
Maternal Depression Facts Brochure2020Poster/HandoutNoCan be ordered at no cost or printed and used as an educational tool with parents.
Maternal Mental Health Now Campaign Materials2013Poster/HandoutNoPosters and brochures about maternal depression and anxiety.
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