Could you have postpartum depression?

If you recently had a baby, you can use this quiz to check for signs of postpartum depression. Please choose the answer that is closest to how you have felt in the past 7 days - not just how you feel today.

If you believe you might be suffering from postpartum depression, complete this interactive quiz and share the results with your healthcare provider.  

Source:  EDINBURGH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION SCALE (EPDS) J. L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky From: British Journal of Psychiatry (1987), 150, 782-786.)

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


2. I have looked forward to things with enjoyment.


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 good reason.


6. Things have been getting to 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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