Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS)

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The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a set of 10 screening questions that can indicate whether a parent has symptoms that are common in women with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and in the year following the birth of a child.

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

As you have recently had a baby, we would like to know how you are feeling. Please answer which comes closest to how you have felt in the past 7 days - Not just how you feel today.

Here is an example, already completed:
I have felt happy:

Yes, all the time
Yes, most of the time
No, not very often
No, not at all

This would mean "I have felt happy most of the time during the past week". Please answer the following 10 questions by filling in the appropriate answer. Thank You.

 

In the past 7 days:

 

1

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things -

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things -
2

I have looked forward with enjoyment to things -

I have looked forward with enjoyment to things -
3

I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong -

I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong -
4

I have been anxious or worried for no good reason -

I have been anxious or worried for no good reason -
5

I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason -

I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason -
6

Things have been getting on top of me -

Things have been getting on top of me -
7

I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping -

I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping -
8

I have felt sad or miserable -

I have felt sad or miserable -
9

I have been so unhappy that I have been crying -

I have been so unhappy that I have been crying -
10

The thought of harming myself has occurred to me -

The thought of harming myself has occurred to me -
11

First and Last Name:

12

Telephone #

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