May handout of the month

May 15, 2019

In the United States, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the validated screening tool for postpartum depression most commonly used in current clinical practice.

The EPDS takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and has a high sensitivity and specificity for depression diagnosis. A cut-off score of score of 13 is a very reliable indicator of postpartum depression.

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