// For Postpartum Depression

// Assessment Tools

Do you think you are struggling with Postpartum Depression or Anxiety? These are tools for helping you explore your symptoms. Although these instruments are free and widely available for use, it is best completed in private and with a professional. Please share any concerns with your therapist, birth worker, or doctor.

 

 

The two most common assessments for Postpartum depression are the Edinburgh and the PHQ-9. Both are validated instruments. 

 

// The Edingburgh (EPDS) helps assess for postpartum depression and can be used to assess postpartum anxiety.

 

// The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is a depression assessment. 

 

 

The following scales are not yet validated instruments but can still be helpful to collect information or to improve identification of symptoms. Although the EDPS is validated for assessing Postpartum Anxiety, these scales seem to highlight the symptoms of anxiety more prominently. 

 

// Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS)

 

// The Postpartum Distress Measure

 

 

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