Postpartum Assessment

This is the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). Please add up your total answer values.

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

  • 0 - As much as I could
  • 1 - Not quite so much now
  • 2 - Not so much now
  • 3 - Not at all

2) I have looked forward with enjoyment to things.

  • 0 - As much as I ever did
  • 1 - Somewhat less than I used to
  • 2 - A lot less than I used to
  • 3 - Hardly at all

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

  • 0 - N0, not at all
  • 1 - Hardly ever
  • 2 - Yes, sometimes
  • 3 - Yes, very often

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

  •  3 - Yes, often
  • 2 - Yes, sometimes
  • 1 - No, not much
  • 0 - No, not at all

5) I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason.

  • 3 - Yes, often
  • 2 - Yes, sometimes
  • 1 - No, not much
  • 0 - No, not at all

6) Things have been too much for me.

  • 3 - Yes, most of the time i haven't been able to cope at all
  • 2 - Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
  • 1 - No, most of the time I have coped well
  • 0 - No, I have been coping as well as ever

7) I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping.

  • 3 - Yes, most of the time
  • 2 - Yes, sometimes
  • 1 - Not very often
  • 0 - No, not at all

8) I have felt sad or miserable.

  • 3 - Yes, most of the time
  • 2 - Yes, quite often
  • 1 - Not very often
  • 0 - No, not at all

9) I have been so unhappy that I have been crying.

  • 3 - Yes, most of the time
  • 2 - Yes, quite often
  • 1 - Only occasionally
  • 0 - No, never

10) The thought of harming myself has occurred to me.

  • 3 - Yes, quite often
  • 2 - Sometimes
  • 1 - Hardly ever
  • 0 - Never

If any number other than "0" is indicated for item number 10, please contact myself at 518-788-9488 or your healthcare provider right away.

A score of 10 indicates an assessment would be helpful, as depression symptoms may be present. A score of 12 indicates that depression is likely and further assessment by a trained healthcare provider is recommended.

If you would like to follow up for a comprehensive assessment, please contact me at 518-788-9488, daniellecarr@adkcounseling.com or set up an appointment online through my ONLINE PORTAL.