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Postnatal Depression Scale

by Cox et al. Detection of postnatal depression. Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Br. J. Psychiatry 150:782-6 (1987)
Name: _______________________________ 

Address: ___________________________________________________ 

Baby's Age: __________________ 

As you have recently had a baby, we would like to know how you are feeling. Please CIRCLE the answer which comes closest to how you have felt IN THE PAST 7 DAYS, not just how you feel today. Please complete all 10 items.

1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things.

As much as I always could

Not quite so much now

Definitely not so much now

Not at all

2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things.

As much as I ever did

Rather less than I used to

Definitely less than I used to

Hardly at all

3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong.

Yes, most of the time

Yes, some of the time

Not very often

No, never

4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason.

No, not at all

Hardly ever

Yes, very often

Yes, sometimes

5. I have felt scared or panicky for not very good reason.

Yes, quite a lot

Yes, sometimes

No, not much

Not at all


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