Provider Toolkit

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The Periscope Project’s Provider Toolkit (PDF)

Download the full Provider Toolkit for evaluation guides, screening tools, treatment algorithms and informational materials all in one convenient place. The Toolkit is intended for health care professionals.

Provider Toolkit

Screening Tools (PDF)

The Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9)

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS)

Algorithms, Evaluations and Clinical Considerations (PDF)

Download these additional materials for more information on treatment algorithms, evaluating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and clinical considerations.

Evaluating Mood Symptoms

Evaluating Anxiety Symptoms

Clinical Considerations When Accessing The Mental Health of Perinatal Women

Overall Evaluation and Treatment Algorithm

Antidepressant Treatment Algorithm

Conversation Starters
How to talk to your perinatal patients about their mental health

Three Steps:

Build a Relationship
  • Sit down and face your patient.
  • Normalize and acknowledge the tremendous changes that motherhood brings.
  • Inquire about their mental health at each visit.
Use Validated, Standardized Screening Tools
  • Use it as a starting point for further conversation.
  • Consider going over individual responses of the questionnaire.

"Help me understand why you chose the answers that you did."

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"Is the transition to new motherhood meeting your expectations?"