MILLS DEPRESSION & ANXIETY SYMPTOM -
checklist is not intended
to be used to diagnose antenatal or postnatal depression.
Instead, we hope that it will help you express the way you have been
feeling over the past two weeks.
of the symptoms and feelings will be hard to admit, but we urge you to be
honest, because this will make it easier for you to get the help you and your
baby deserve. Remember that all new
mothers feel this way some of the time.
Such feelings are part of the adjustment to motherhood.
But when mothers feel bad often, or most of the time, we believe that it
is important that you get help from a health professional urgently.
you have completed the checklist, please add up your score, and look at how to
interpret it. Please note the bulleted symptoms and feelings and the comment
about them at the end.
Good luck. Please contact us if you need further information and help.
To complete the Checklist, please fill in the appropriate column - i.e. the one that comes closest to the way you have been feeling and thinking during the past two weeks.
CONTACT A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED.
GUIDELINES TO THE INTERPRETATION OF YOUR TOTAL SCORE
[ ] WEEKS PREGNANT
[ ] AGE OF BABY NOW
If you score above
recommend that you print this form and take it to your health professional immediately.
Please note: The CHECKLIST is intended to indicate and articulate the most common symptoms and feelings of Depression & Anxiety in pregnancy and during the first year after a baby. It is not an established diagnostic instrument.