Think you might have PPD?
Take this quick test
The EPDS is a screening tool created by J.L. Cox, J.M. Holden and R. Sagovsky and published in Vol. 150 of the British Journal of Psychiatry in June 1987. It is used by researchers and clinicians world wide and has been proven effective in numerous studies. We have included it here (permission granted with proper credit), not to diagnose, but to help guide you in finding a starting point to how you might be feeling.
Remember, though, this is just a tool to help figure things out. No matter the results…
This questionnaire it is not a substitute for medical advice. Its purpose is to assist you in learning the nature of difficulites that women with postpartum depression often encounter. The results are meant to assist you to in your visit with a qualified health care provider. If you are experiencing and emergency or have urgent issues, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room or contact your doctor immediately.
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After completing the test, go talk to your health care provider about your results. PPD is common and treatable. Push past the fear and embarrassment because there's no need to continue suffering. If you won't do it for yourself, do it for your family. Your child deserves a well mother.
Another great link from The Postpartum Stress Center: Tips for Talking with your Doctor.