If you suspect you may be suffering from postpartum depression, it is important that you receive support from friends and family as well as your doctor.
Recognizing postpartum depression is key. Taking a postpartum depression test is a great first step.
This test, called The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, is a postpartum depression test that can help your doctor to determine your mental health status, and help you develop a plan of action to get you on a path to support and recovery.
The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale is the most widely used test for postpartum depression.
In an effort to make this postpartum depression test easier for you to bring to your doctor's visit, we have made it available in a PDF format that you can download.
Just click on the picture below and the PDF of the postpartum depression test will open. You can then save it to your desktop or file or print it out, then complete it and take it with you to your doctor's appointment.
Postpartum depression can occur in women who have recently given birth. The disorder may occur right after delivery, or as much as one year later.
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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