Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

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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Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M., and Sagovsky, R. 1987. Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry 150:782-786