EPDS-Edinburgh Perinatal/Postnatal Depression Scale

Description

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a set of 10 screening questions that can indicate whether a parent has symptoms that are common in women with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and in the year following the birth of a child.

Special Instructions

Once the patient has submitted it, you my preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EHR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your Mobile Note.

Scores Produced

EPDS Total Score (0-30)

Interpretation

 

Reference

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.

Downloads

EPDSScoringGuide_March2015.pdf

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