Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale 1 (EPDS)
As you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, we would like to know how you are feeling. Please check
the answer that comes closest to how you have felt IN THE PAST 7 DAYS, not just how you feel today.
In the past 7 days:
1 Source: Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M., and Sagovsky, R. 1987. Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry 150:782-786.
2 Source: K. L. Wisner, B. L. Parry, C. M. Piontek, Postpartum Depression N Engl J Med vol. 347, No 3, July 18, 2002,
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