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Union Hospital
Edinburgh Post Partum Depression Scale

Edinburgh Post Partum Depression Scale has been a reliable & valid tool for screening new mothers who may have adjustment difficulties after discharged home from hospital. Your kind cooperation will help us connect with you promptly when needs for assistance is indicated by the scale.

Thank You!

In the Past 7 days, including today (please circle your answers)Date of completion : 2021-11-29
 
A. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things :



F. When things were getting on top of me :



 
B. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things :



G. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping :



 
C. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong :



H. I have felt sad or miserable :



 
D. I felt anxious or worried for no very good reason :



I. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying :



 
E. I felt scared or panicky for no very good reason :



J. I have thought of harming myself :



 


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