You can take a depression test for postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. This postpartum depression scale was created in 1987 to help doctors determine whether a mother may be suffering from postpartum depression. It is the most widely used tool when a woman wants to take a depression test to see if she has postpartum depression.
If you suspect you might be suffering from postpartum depression, you can take this postpartum depression scale quiz and share the results with your doctor. It's a great step in assessing your current postpartum state.
(Click on this link if you would prefer to be taken to a printable postpartum depression test).
To correctly take a depression test with this postpartum depression scale, please select the answer which comes closest to how you have felt DURING THE PAST 7 DAYS ONLY – not just how you feel today.
Answer the following ten questions by choosing the appropriate response.
To score the postpartum depression scale when you have finished, click on the link at the bottom of the page.
References: British Journal of Psychiatry June, 1987, Vol. 150 by J.L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky.
To score your answers from this postpartum depression screening quiz, click here
The health information in this website is for educational purposes only and is not providing medical or professional advice. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have or suspect you might have any health problems, you should consult a physician.
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