Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Northwest Suburban Pediatrics

Please correct the errors described below.

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.

Here is an example, already completed.

I have felt happy:
Yes, all the time
Yes, most of the time (Selected)
No, not very often
No, not at all

This would mean: "I have felt happy most of the time" during the past week.

In the past 7 days:

Please complete the other questions in the same way.

For Office Use Only

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, 194-199

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