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 Women's Reproductive Mental Health Program

 
This program provides assessment, consultation and treatment for women who experience emotional and or mental health issues during pregnancy or during the postpartum period.
 
Diagnostic criteria may include: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, grief due to pregnancy loss.

Service Provided:

  • Diagnostic consultation
  • Medication consultation
  • Individual therapy
  • Marital therapy
  • Support group
  • Partners education workshops
  • Bereavement counseling

Location:

The Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON
L5M 2N1
Mental Health Services 2 – 2nd floor F block
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Contact:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tel 905-813-1550
Fax 905-813-4502

Who Can Refer:

Physicians

Who Can be Referred:

Patients:
  • Who Live within Mississauga/Halton LHIN (see map)
  • Or delivering / delivered at Mississauga - Halton LHIN hospitals:
    • The Credit Valley Hospital
    • Trillium Health Centre
    • Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
    • Milton District Hospital
    • Georgetown Hospital
Referrals accepted from Conception to 1 year postpartum.

Important Numbers:

  • Distress Line Peel – 24 Hrs
    905-278-7208
  • Mobile Crisis Team – Peel – 24 Hrs
    905-278-9036
  • Peel Postpartum Family Support Line (multilingual)
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    905-459-8441
  • TeleHealth 1- 866-797-0000
  • Tele-Type-Writer-Relay Service – TTY
    (for Hearing Impaired) 1-866-797-0007
  • Peel Public Health:
    • Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program
      905-799-7700
    • Canadian Mental Health Resources – Peel Branch
      905-804-0123

Requisitions

 

Postpartum Mood Disorders

"There is Help, It Won’t Last Forever"

Pregnancy-Related Mood Disorders

  • It affects 10 – 15% of women during pregnancy
  • One in five mothers will experience depression and/or anxiety after giving birth
  • More common than many people think
  • The experience of mood changes could be seen in three different ways:
1. Baby Blues/or Post-Partum Blues:
  • Affects up to 85% of new mothers
  • Crying spells, feeling sad/irritable
  • Emotional changes worsen after giving birth
  • These symptoms improve on their own within two weeks
2. Post-Partum Depression:
  • More intense mood changes affect the mother’s ability to cope
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Having the opportunity to sleep but unable to sleep
  • Fearing you might hurt yourself or your baby
  • May develop any time in the first 24 months after birth
  • Have changes in sleeping/eating patterns
3. Post-Partum Psychosis:
Is a serious condition;
  • Have thoughts of harming yourself or the baby
  • Hear or see things that are not there
  • Believe people or things are going to harm you or your baby
  • Feel confused or out of touch with reality
  • Requires immediate help

This questionnaire will assist in identifying the symptoms for post-partum depression.

Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale

Please circle the response that best describes how you felt in the PAST 7 DAYS for every question.
This questionnaire should be repeated monthly.
0 - As much as I always could
1 - Not quite as much now
2 - Definitely not as much now
3 - Not at all
2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:
 
0 - As much as I ever did
1 - Rather less than I used to
2 - Definitely less than I used to
3 - Hardly at all
3 - Yes, most of the time
2 - Yes, some of the time
1 - Not very often
0 - No, never
0 - No, not at all
1 - Hardly ever
2 - Yes, sometimes
3 - Yes, very often
3 - Yes, quite a lot
2 - Yes, sometimes
1 - No, not much
0 - No, not at all
3 - Yes, most of the time I haven’t been able to cope at all
2 - Yes, sometimes I haven’t been coping as well as usual
1 - No, most of the time I cope quite well
0 - No, I have been coping as well as ever
3 - Yes, most of the time
2 - Yes, quite often
1 - Not very often
0 - No, not at all
3 - Yes, most of the time
2 - Yes, quite often
1 - Not very often
0 - No, not at all
3 - Yes, most of the time
2 - Yes, quite often
1 - Only occasionally
0 - No, never
3 - Yes, quite often
2 - Sometimes
1 - Hardly ever
0 - Never
 
If you answered YES to question 10 or your score is greater than 11-12 , immediately contact your Family Physician or any of the Emergency Resources listed in this brochure:
Cox JL, Holden JM & Saqovsky R. Detection of
Post-natal Depression. Development of the 10
item Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale.
British Journal Psychiatry 1987; 150: 782-786

Resources Available in Peel:

  • Hospital Emergency Department
  • Distress Line Peel – 24 Hrs.
    905-278-7208
  • Mobile Crisis Team – Peel – 24 Hrs.
    905-278-9036
  • TeleHealth 1-866-797-0000
    • Tele Type Writer Relay Service -TTY
      (for Hearing Impaired) 1-866-797-0007
  • Peel Public Health:
    • Healthy Babies Healthy
      Children Program 905 799 7700
  • Canadian Mental Health Resources -
    Peel Branch 905-804-0123

Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program


2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON L5M 2N1
Tel: (905) 813-1550
Fax: (905) 813-4502
 

Self Assessment

Self Assessment Questionnaire:

This questionnaire was prepared by the Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program at Credit Valley Hospital to help women self assess their risk for depression during pregnancy or postpartum so they can discuss their concerns with their physician (Family Doctor, Obstetrician and/or Pediatrician) to facilitate a referral to the program.

1) Have you ever been diagnosed or treated for Depression/Anxiety?                             Yes No
2) Do you have a history of Postpartum Depression? Yes No
3) Have you noticed a decline in your mood or functioning in the last 2 weeks? Yes No
4) Are there stressful events in your life? Yes No
5) Are you concerned about lack of support for you?
(family, friends or neighbours)?
Yes No
 
If at any time during your pregnancy or after giving birth, you have answered Yes to any of questions 1 – 5 you may benefit from the services provided by the Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program. Please discuss this questionnaire with your physician to help initiate a referral.