The Postpartum Depression Quiz makes use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS) that was made to help health workers find out if mothers have postnatal depression.
The postpartum depression quiz/scale makes use of short phrases and the mother chooses which of the 4 answers that there are to choose from are closest to how she’s been feeling in the last week.
A lot of mothers finish the postpartum depression quiz quite easily in under 5 minutes. Data from a number of studies has proved the postpartum depression quiz/scale as useful for postpartum depression detection. Even so, the EPDS score should not override medical opinion.
A careful medical test should be done to be sure of the result. If you think that you may have postpartum depression, it may be useful to fill out the postpartum depression quiz below.
Instructions: Please pick the answer which is closest to the way you have felt in the last 7 days, and not only how you are feeling right now.
Reference for: Postpartum depression quiz
Postpartum depression books by Karen Kleiman