All pregnant and postpartum mothers, fathers, and partners should be screened for PMADs.

The following is a list of resources that can be used to help guide you in your screening process.  The screening tools alone should not be used to diagnose.  We recommend the screening tools as a guide and an in person interview for diagnosis.   


Screenings for perinatal depression:

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.docx

Screenings for perinatal anxiety:

Patient Information Sheet- from The Postpartum Stress Center in NJ

English                       Spanish

Handouts for providers:

Opiate Use During Pregnancy- a handout for parents and families  & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Different questions you can ask to assess for suicidal ideation

For additional guidance about safety of medications during pregnancy and lactation, please download on of these printable handouts, created by PPSM's Professional Education Director Samantha Huguelet, DNP, APRN, that share up-to-date evidence based information about medications! Feel free to share!

Antidepressants/Anti-anxiety medications

Antipsychotics/Mood Stabilizers

Additional trusted resources:
MassGen Center for Women's Mental Health

UK Teratology Information Service


Mental Health Emergency?  
  Go to the nearest Emergency Room
       Call 911      NAMI MN Crisis Resources (click here).

PPSM (PSI-MN) Mailing address:
701 Washington Ave N
Ste 111-167
Minneapolis 55401

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