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Screening Tool: Postpartum Depression (10-item EPDS)

This questionnaire is only for women who have recently had a baby (within the past year), or for women who are pregnant. 


It is designed to rapidly see if a new mother (within the past year), or an expecting mother, is having problems with depression.


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:

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
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