Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was developed to screen postpartum women for depression in an outpatient setting. It is a 10 question screen that takes about 3-5 minutes to complete, and is easy to score. The EPDS asks the patient how she has been feeling over the last seven days. It has been validated for use during both pregnancy and the post-partum period. It has been translated into 23 languages.

J. L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky, 1987

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: Free

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Perinatal Periods:

Postpartum Prenatal

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Screening Tools and Protocols

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