The Journal of Women’s Health reported this week the results of research comparing three screening instruments used to identify women with postpartum depression during the first 6 months after delivery — the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS). The study, conducted by the University of Pittsburgh, concluded that administering the EPDS by phone at 6-8 weeks postpartum was an efficient and accurate way to identify women at high risk for PPD. For more information, click the link above.