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Postnatal Depression Scale

Please check the answer that comes closest to how you have felt IN THE LAST 7 DAYS, not just how you feel today. Please share these results with your healthcare provider.

 

In the past 7 days:

1) I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things –

  • A- As much as I always could
  • B- Not quite so much now
  • C- Definitely not so much now
  • D- Not at all

 

 

2) I have looked forward with enjoyment to things –

  • A- As much as I ever did
  • B- Rather less than I used to
  • C- Definitely less than I used to
  • D- Hardly at all

 

3) I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong –

  • A- Yes, most of the time
  • B- Yes, some of the time
  • C- Not very often
  • D-  No, never

 

4) I have been anxious or worried for no good reason –

  • A- No, not at all
  • B- Hardly ever
  • C-  Yes, sometimes
  • D- Yes, very often

 

5) I have felt scared or panicky for no good reason –

  • A- Yes, quite a lot
  • B- Yes, sometimes
  • C- No, not much
  • D- No, not at all

 

6) Things have been getting on top of me –

  • A- Yes, most of the time I haven’t been able to cope at all
  • B- Yes, sometimes I haven’t been coping as well as usual
  • C- No, most of the time I have coped quite well
  • D- No, I have been coping as well as ever

6) I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping –

  • A- Yes, most of the time
  • B- Yes, some of the time
  • C- Not very often
  • D- No, not at all

 

7) I have felt sad or miserable –

  • A- Yes, most of the time
  • B- Yes, some of the time
  • C- Not very often
  • D- No, not at all

 

8) I have been so unhappy that I have been crying –

  • A- Yes, most of the time
  • B- Yes, quite often
  • C- Only occasionally
  • D- No, never

 

9) The thought of harming myself has occurred to me –

  • A- Yes, quite often
  • B- Sometimes
  • C- Hardly ever
  • D- Never

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