Perinatal Mental Health Resources

The Prenatal Care Coordination Program has put together a series of Perinatal Mental Health Training Modules. The modules provide information and guidance on identification of depression, anxiety and other perinatal mental health concerns, screening with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and in-home and community-based interventions to support perinatal mental health.

These modules are intended for providers serving women and their families during the perinatal period, including home visiting, women’s health, public health, mental health, and ambulatory care clinicians. The series of Perinatal Mental Health Training Modules is available on our main Prenatal Care Coordination page. Below are references and citations for some of the modules.

Webinar References Listed Alphabetically by Module

Module 1: "Overview of Perinatal Mental Health"

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders 5th ed: DSM-5. American Psychiatric Publishing.

Austin, M-P., and The Marce Society Position Statement Advisory Committee. (2014). Marce International Society position statement on psychosocial assessment and depression screening in perinatal women. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 28, 179-187

Beck, C. T. (2006). Postpartum depression. American Journal of Nursing, 106(5). 40-50.

Beeber, L. S. et al. (2014). Depressive symptoms and compromised parenting in low-income mothers of infants and toddlers; Distal and proximal risks. Research in Nursing and Health, 37, 276-291.

Burt, V. K. and Quezada, V. (2009). Mood disorders in women: Focus on reproductive psychiatry in the 21st Century-Motherrisk update. Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 16(1), e6-e14.

Chaudron, L. H., Szilagyi, P. G., Tang, W., Anson, E., Talbot, N. L., Wadkins, H. I. M., . . . Wisner, K. L. (2010). Accuracy of depression screening tools for identifying postpartum depression among urban mothers. Pediatrics, 125(3), e609-e617.

Gavin, et al. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation during pregnancy. Archives of Women’s Mental Health 14(3), 239-46.

Gaynes, B. N., Gavin, N., Meltzer-Brody, S., Lohr, K. N., Swinson, T., Gartlehner, G., . . . Miller, W. C. (2005). Perinatal depression: summary, evidence report/technology assessment: Number 119. AHRQ publication number 05-E006-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.(O'Hara, 2009)

Horwitz, S. M., Briggs-Gowan, M. J., Storfer-Isser, A., and Carter, A. S. (2007). Prevalence, correlates, and persistence of maternal depression. Journal of Women's Health (2002), 16(5), 678-691.

Horwitz, S. M., Briggs-Gowan, M. J., Storfer-Isser, A., and Carter, A. S. (2009). Persistence of maternal depressive symptoms throughout the early years of childhood. Journal of Women's Health, 18(5), 637-645.

Moses-Kolko, E. L., and Roth, E. K. (2004). Antepartum and postpartum depression: Healthy mom, healthy baby. Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 59(3), 181-191.

O'Hara, M. W., and Swain, A. M. (1996). Rates and risk of postpartum depression--a meta-analysis. International Review of Psychiatry, 8(1), 37-54.

Perfetti, J., Clark, R., and Fillmore, C. M. (2004). Postpartum depression: Identification, screening, and treatment. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 103(6), 56-63.

Ramsay, R. (1993). Postnatal Depression. Lancet, 341, 1358.

Rush, J. A., Kraemer, H. C., Sackeim, H. A., Fava, M., Trivedi, M. H., Frank, E., Ninan, P. T. et al. (2006). Report by the ACNP Task Force on Response and Remission in Major Depressive Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31, 1841-1853. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301131

Schetter, C. D. and Tanner, L. (2012). Anxiety, depression and stress in pregnancy: Implications for mothers, children, research and practice.   Current Opinions in Psychiatry, 25, 141-148.

Wisner KL, Parry BL, Piontek CM. (2002). Postpartum depression. New England Journal of Medicine, 347(3), 194-199. doi:10.1056/NEJMcp011542

World Health Organization. (2014). Gender and Women’s Mental Health.

Yonkers, et al. (2009). The management of depression during pregnancy: A report from the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 114(3), 703-713.

Module 2: "Introduction to Screening"

Chaudron, L. H., Szilagyi, P. G., Tang, W., Anson, E., Talbot, N. L., Wadkins, H. I. M., . . . Wisner, K. L. (2010). Accuracy of depression screening tools for identifying postpartum depression among urban mothers. Pediatrics, 125(3), e609-e617.

Cox, J. L., Holden, J. M., and Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression. Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786.

Magnusson, M., Lagerberg, D., and Sundelin, C. (2011). How can we identify vulnerable mothers who do not reach the cut off 12 point in EPDS? Journal of Child Health Care, 15, 39-49. 

Matthey, S., Fisher, J., and Rowe, J. (2013). Using the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale to screen for anxiety disorders: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Journal of Affective Disorders, 146, 224-230.

Matthey, D., Hensha, C., Elliott, S., and Barnett, B. (2006). Variability in use of cut-off scores and formats on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression  Scale – implications for clinical and research practice. Archive of Women’s Mental Health 9, 309-315.

O'Hara, M. W. (2009). Postpartum depression: What we know. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(12), 1258-1269.

O’Hara, M. W., and Swain, A. M. (1996). Rates and risk of postpartum depression--a meta-analysis. International Review of Psychiatry, 8(1), 37-54

Schetter, C. D. and Tanner, L. (2012). Anxiety, depression and stress in pregnancy: Implications for mothers, children, research and practice.   Current Opinions in Psychiatry, 25, 141-148.

Module 3: "The Screening Conversation"

Bland, M. (2009). The influence of birth experience on postpartum depression. Midwifery Today:20-1, 65-6.

Chaudron, L., et. al. (2010). Accuracy of Depression Screening Tools for Identifying Postpartum Depression Among Urban Mothers. Pediatrics, 125:c609-617,

Chaudron, L., et. al. (2006). Changes in Maternal Depressive Symptoms Across the Postpartum Year at Well Childcare Visits. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 6(4): 221-224.

Cox, J. L., Holden, J. M., Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry, 150:782-786.

Norcross, J. C. and Wampold, B. E. (2011.) Evidence-based therapy relationships: research conclusions and clinical practices. Psychotherapy, 48(1); 98-102.

Perfetti, J., Clark, R., and Fillmore, C. (2004). Postpartum Depression: Identification, screening and treatment. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 103(6), 56-63.

Watson, J. P., Elliott S. A., Rugg, J. A., Brough, D. I. (1984). Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and first postnatal year. British Journal of Psychiatry, 144:453-462.

The following table includes additional information and resources to supplement the trainings.  Note: links can change. We will do our best to update this table by adding additional content and keeping links current. However, you can also search for these resources by putting the title into a search engine such as Google™ or Yahoo.™

Video Title and Sponsor Video URL
Online Videos from Training Modules
"Unplanned, Unexpected, Unwanted" - New York Times, 2014 

https://vimeo.com/98556203

Postpartum Depression Education Video, New Jersey

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH3WMQO-ooU

Resource and How to Access Sponsor
Brochures and Links to Resources for Families and Professionals

Depression During and After Pregnancy Booklet, 24 pages English (PDF)
La Depresión Durante y Despues del Embarazo, 24 paginas Spanish (PDF)

Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Home Visiting and Maternal Depression (2011) (PDF) Urban Institute

Depression During and After Pregnancy

Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Hotline (Well Badger.org) Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation

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Last Revised: May 7, 2021