Postpartum Depression Screening Tools

postpartum depression diagnosis and treatmentPostpartum Progress believes all pediatricians and obstetricians should conduct postpartum depression screening. Our founder, Katherine Stone, explains why here: The Problems with Postpartum Depression Screening.

To find postpartum depression screening tools for use by healthcare providers, please click this link. It will take you outside of our website to the MedEdPPD website, a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. There you will find access to:

  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
  • Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

For more in-depth information, including algorithms and toolkits for various medical specialties, please visit our Postpartum Depression Clinical Tools page.

For information on the validity of these screening tools, visit our Scientific Research page.

Note: If you are a consumer, you can access a postpartum depression screening test that you can take yourself by visiting the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health postpartum depression screening quiz.