Screening test for postnatal depression.

Pregnancy is a wonderful, magical experience for any expectant parent. The expectant mother experiences a wide range of emotions ranging from self-doubt to ecstasy. This period around childbirth is also a hormonal storm wherein major changes occur in the internal milieu of the mother. There exists an increased risk of developing depressive illness after child birth.

The EDINBURGH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION SCALE (EPDS) was developed for screening postpartum women in outpatient, home visiting settings, or at the 6 –8 week post-childbirth doctor visit.

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