Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Assessment Tools for Perinatal Depression

The Antenatal Psychosocial Health Assessment (ALPHA)

-A psychosocial assessment tool that assesses the person’s family and clinical history, use of substances, and experiences with family violence.

The Antenatal Risk Questionnaire (ANRQ)

-A self-reported psychosocial tool which, when used in combination with a symptoms-based screening tool (e.g., EPDS), can be useful for early identification of risk of mental illness.

Women and Children
Assessment and Interventions Perinatal Depression
Sample Tools