Please indicate the answer that comes closest to how you felt in the PAST 7 DAYS, not just how you feel today.
Here are some questions regarding the way you behave, feel and act. Each question has radio buttons to answer YES or NO. Try to decide whether YES or NO represents your usual way of acting or feeling. Then check those radio named YES or NO. Work quickly, and don’t spend too much time over any question, we want your first reaction, not a long drawn-out thought process. The whole questionnaire shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Be sure not to omit any questions. Start now, work quickly and remember to answer every question. There are no right or wrong answers, and this isn’t a test of intelligence or ability, but simply a measure of the way you behave.
INTERPRET YOUR EDINBURGH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCALE SCORE:
SCREEN YOURSELF FOR PPD:
LOOK AT YOUR SCORE FOR ITEM 10:
BE SURE YOU’VE ANSWERED ITEM 10 OF THE EDINBURGH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCALE HONESTLY. If you HAVE had thoughts of harming yourself, it is a good idea to follow-up with your doctor, gynae or psychologist. DO THIS EVEN IF YOUR TOTAL SCORE IS LOW!