Postpartum Depression Assessment

The questionnaire below is called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS). The EDPS was developed to help identify women who may have postpartum depression.  

Please feel free to answer the questions below, selecting the answer that comes closest to how you have felt in the past week. At the end of the questionnaire, you can find the scoring.


1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things.
2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things.
3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong.
4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason.
5. I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason.
6. Things have been getting on top of me
7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping.
8. I have felt sad or miserable.
9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying.
10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me.
Consent to contact *
Acknowledgement *


For Numbers 1, 2, 4, count:

  • 0 points for A

  • 1 point for B

  • 2 points for C

  • 3 points for D

For Numbers 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 count:

  • 3 points for A

  • 2 point for B

  • 1 points for C

  • 0 points for D

Tally your score.

If you have 10 or more points, you may be at risk for a Postpartum Mood Disorder.

We highly encourage you to contact us if:

  • You have scored 10 or above

  • You think you may have a Postpartum Mood Disorder (regardless of your score)

If you have had any thoughts of harming yourself or your baby, or you are having hallucinations please immediately:

  • Tell your doctor or your midwife

  • Go to your nearest emergency room