MedEdPPD.org provides reliable, evidenced-based tools for professionals as well as for families. Here are some of the provider tools available on their website.
A Care Pathways algorithm designed for medical professionals evaluating postpartum women to help determine if their patient has reached a positive or negative outcome since giving birth. The outcome will indicate if the patient should be referred for additional mental health services or put on an antidepressant regimen and monitored. This free tool can be accessedHERE.
Screening tools including the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale.
International Marcé Society Position Statement on Screening 2013 “Psychosocial Assessment and Depression Screening in Perinatal Women.”
The case for undertaking universal psychosocial assessment (including depression screening) of women during the ‘perinatal period’ has attracted much interest, and vigorous debate. The Marcé Society position statement aims to articulate the arguments contributing to the debate and thus provide guidance to assist decision-making by clinicians, policy makers and health services. Read the whole position statement here.