Postpartum Depression Quiz

Are you pregnant or have recently had a baby? I'd like to know how you're feeling!

 

The following Postpartum Depression quiz is based on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, which is a standard screening tool for Postpartum Depression. It's important to remember that this is not diagnostic on its own, and that you can have a mood disorder and not feel depressed. Mood disorders can range from persistent intrusive thoughts to anxiety to insomnia.  Nearly 20% of women will experience some type of perinatal mood disorder, and only a qualified medical practitioner can effectively diagnose and form a treatment plan for your unique needs.

 

Instructions:
Please check the answer that comes closest to how you have felt in the past 7 days, not just how you feel today.

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things

As much as I always could
Not quite so much now
Definitely not so much now
Not at all

I have looked forward with enjoyment to things

As much as I ever did
Rather less than I used to
Definitely less than I used to
Hardly at all

I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong

Yes, most of the time
Yes, some of the time
Not very often
No, never

I have been anxious or worried for no good reason

No, not at all
Hardly ever
Yes, sometimes
Yes, very often

I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason

Yes, quite a lot
Yes, sometimes
No, not much
No, not at all

Things have been getting on top of me

Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope at all
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
No, I have been coping as well as ever

I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping

Yes, most of the time
Yes, sometimes
Not very often
No, not at all

I have felt sad or miserable

Yes, most of the time
Yes, quite often
Not very often
No, not at all

I have been so unhappy that I have been crying

Yes, most of the time
Yes, quite often
Only occasionally
No, never

The thought of harming myself has occurred to me

Yes, quite often
Sometimes
Hardly ever
Never

All 10 questions completed!


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