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If you worry that you may be suffering from postpartum depression, take this quiz then share the results with your healthcare provider. The quiz is based on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). Both of which are approved screening tools for pregnancy and postpartum depression.
Answer the questions based on your emotions for the past seven days and not just what you are currently feeling.
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A score between 5 and 9 is indicative of minimal symptoms. 10 to 14 is minor depression while 15 to 19 represents moderately severe depression. A score above 20 is severe postpartum depression.
Share your results (no matter how minimal) with your doctor, for them to conduct further investigations and initiate the appropriate treatment.
Note that this quiz does not give a definitive diagnosis. It is only a screening tool that helps you assess the chances, and only your doctor can make a final decision.
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In the past seven days, how often have you lost interest and pleasure in the things that you loved doing?
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Blamed yourself unnecessarily?
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Felt sad, down, hopeless or miserable?
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Felt so overwhelmed and ended up crying?
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Found it difficult to fall, stay asleep, or you slept a lot?
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Lost appetite or eaten excessively?
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Easily lost your concentration?
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Been anxious, scared and worried for no obvious reason?
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Felt that you were a letdown to your baby and family?
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Had thoughts of hurting yourself or the baby?