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Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale  (EPDS)

The questionnaire below is called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS) The EDPS was developed to identify women who may have postpartum depression.  Each answer is given a score of 0 to 3 . The maximum score is 30.

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 very good reason
6. Things have been getting on top of me
7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping
8. I have felt sad or miserable
9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying
10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me

If you have had ANY thoughts of harming yourself or your baby, or you are having hallucinations  please
 tell your doctor or your midwife immediately
OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.

TOTAL SCORE

0

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