Perinatal Mental Health Assessment Quiz
Becoming a mother brings a lot of emotions, ranging from joy and excitement to stress and anxiety. The physical changes your body goes through may also influence your mood and feelings, and it is common to experience more ups and downs than normal. But depression is more than just a low mood. It is a serious condition that can affect your and your baby's overall health. This Mental Health Assessment can help you determine if you might have perinatal (meaning pregnancy- or birth-related) depression. Depending on your result, you may benefit from seeing a mental health professional.
By taking this quiz, you acknowledge that it is not a diagnostic instrument. The Perinatal Mental Health Assessment quiz is solely for information - it does not constitute medical or treatment advice and is only to be used if you are 18 years or older.
Source: EDINBURGH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION SCALE (EPDS)
J.L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky
From: British Journal of Psychiatry (1987), 150, 782-786.Formularbeginn
Remark: This screening tool for postpartum depression was proven to work for pregnant women, too.