The 10 question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS) is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for “perinatal” depression. The EDPS is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool. This download includes the questions and the instructions for use and scoring. Many languages are available through an internet search.
The Maternal Depression – Making a Difference Through Community Action: A Planning Guide was produced by Mental Health in America in partnership with the National Center for Children in Poverty for the Center for for MentalHealth Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Gail F. Ritchie served as our Government Project Officer.
This useful PPD Triage Flowchart was created as a local (and quite dated!) tool for family support organizations. Please only use as a model as the specific agencies and contacts are no longer valid.