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Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD)

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Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD) can impact:

  • 1 in 5 mothers
  • 1 in 10 fathers
  • 1 of 2 teen parents
  • 1 in 4 adoptive parents.

Symptoms of PMD

  • Anger, irritability, frustration
  • Tearfulness or low mood
  • Excessive worry, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Sleep troubles - too little, too much
  • Appetite changes
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, enjoyable activities.
  • Need to not be alone or excessively busy
  • Repeated behaviors
  • Scary or repetitive thoughts
  • Thoughts of harming self or baby*
  • Not able to bond with baby
  • Not wanting to care for baby
  • A loss of touch with reality*
  • Staying away from home (Dads)

*Symptoms noted with * are considered an emergency - please contact Crisis Intervention 1-800-721-0077 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you think that you or a loved one is experiencing PMD - seek help. Timely treatment is proven to work.

 

Local Services and Supports

Central Access and Information Service 705-759-5989 or in the District 1-855-366-1466.

Parent Child Information Line to speak with a public Health Nurse 705-541-7101 toll free in Algoma 1-888-537-5741.

The "You Are Not Alone" project for Postpartum Anxiety and Mood Disorder Wellness and Awareness is a group of local moms with lived experience, and community workers who are bringing a message of hope and wellness to the community of Algoma. Find us on Facebook.

 

Find Out More

http://postpartumprogress.org

http://www.lifewithnewbaby.ca/

 

For Dad

www.postpartummen.com/ppnd.htm

 

Online Support 

Chat with an Expert
Online Peer Support "Smart Patient Forum"

Self-Help


You can use this screening tool to help you determine your next steps.

 

 



Sources:

Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M., and Sagovsky, R. 1987. Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

K.L. Wisner, B.L. Parry, C.M. Piontek, Postpartum Depression


Date of Creation:  June 1, 2015

Last Modified:       January 25, 2018