Use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to identify postpartum depression in a clinical setting.

@article{Schaper1994UseOT,
  title={Use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to identify postpartum depression in a clinical setting.},
  author={Ana M Schaper and Brenda L. Rooney and Neil M. Kay and Paul da Silva},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={620-4}
}
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a validated instrument developed specifically to identify women experiencing postpartum depression (PPD). This study sought to determine the extent of postpartum depression in our population and the maternal characteristics associated with it and to also determine if the scale increased practitioner awareness and treatment of PPD. Two hundred eighty-seven women from the total population completing the EPDS in 1991 (n = 1,139) were randomly… CONTINUE READING

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