Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) can affect mothers and families during pregnancy and the postpartum period. They can include postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and postpartum psychosis.

  • PMAD Basics (Information and Resouces for Families)
    Help is available! Find out if you have PMAD and where you can get help.

  • For Health Professionals
    Resources for pediatricians, family practice physicians, and OB/GYN, information about screening, resources for moms and families, and further training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

  • For Family Home Visiting
    Family home visiting programs exist across the state of Minnesota. Local public health nurses in this context screen and support moms with postpartum depression. Find more information here about how and when to screen moms, and what to do with positive screens for postpartum depression (PPD).

  • Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab
    The Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab is a group problem-solving process to find and test new solutions for supporting moms during and after pregnancy. The team seeks to improve education, access and treatment for PMADS across Minnesota.

  • Quality Improvement Project
    The Minnesota Department of Health is recruiting clinics that provide well-child checkups to participate in a Quality Improvement project to increase screening and improve referrals for postpartum depression (PPD) at well-child visits.