Assessment Score

The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS): Scoring

To score add the numbers corresponding to the answers you selected.  A score of 10 or greater indicates the likelihood of depression, but not its severity. The EPDS Score is designed to assist, not replace clinical judgment.

If you feel you may be at risk or suffering from post natal depression, please share these results with your care provider.

For more information about the EDPS:

Cox JL, Holden JM, Sagovsky R. Detection of postnatal depression. Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry. 150:782-6, 1987 Jun.

Warner R, Appleby L, Whitton A, Faraghen B. 1996. Demographic and obstetric risk factors for postnatal psychiatric morbidity. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168(5), 607-611.