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Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Many women experience mood changes after having a baby.... in the first few weeks after delivery this is considered 'the baby blues' and should improve. If you continue to experience these symptoms, you may have Post Partum Depression.

The (EPDS) is a 10 question screening tool designed specifically to identify the risk of post partum depression. The purpose and intent of the tool is to identify women at risk to reduce to the severity and the length Post Partum Depression though early and effective treatment.

Please answer all questions.

Please select the answer that comes closest to how you have felt in the PAST 7 DAYS

  1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:



  2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:



  3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:



  4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:



  5. I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason:



  1. Things have been getting on top of me:



  2. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:



  3. I have felt sad or miserable:



  4. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:



  5. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:



The answers I am submitting are closest to how I have felt in the PAST 7 DAYS.