Postnatal Depression Scale

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS)

Please mark the answer that comes closest to how you have felt overall during the past seven days, not just how you feel today. Select only one answer for each question.

  1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things. 0. As much as I always could 1. Not quite so much now 2. Not so much now

    3. Not at all

  2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things. 0. As much as I ever did 1. Somewhat less than I used to 2. A lot less than I used to

    3. Hardly at all

  3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong. 0. No, not at all 1. Hardly ever 2. Yes, sometimes

    3. Yes, very often

  4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason 3. Yes, often 2. Yes, sometimes 1. No, not much

    0. No, not at all

  5. I have felt scared of panicky for no good reason 3. Yes, often 2. Yes, sometimes 1. No, not much

    0. No, not at all

  6. Things have been too much for me. 3. Yes, most of the time I haven’t been able to cope at all 2. Yes, sometimes I haven’t been coping as well as usual 1. No, most of the time I have coped well

    0. No, I have been coping as well as ever

  7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping 3. Yes, most of the time 2. Yes, sometimes 1. Not very often

    0. No, not at all

  8. I have felt sad or miserable 3. Yes, most of the time 2. Yes, quite often 1. Not very often

    0. No, not at all

  9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying 3. Yes, most of the time 2. Yes, quite often 1. Only occasionally

    0. No, never

  10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me. 3. Yes, quite often 2. Sometimes 1. Hardly ever

    0. Never