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Measure: Prenatal and Postpartum Depression   #241400


This measure is a questionnaire that can be used to screen for recent symptoms of depression, including perinatal and postnatal depression. There are 10 questions to assess a mother’s postnatal depression in the previous 7 days.


Nearly 15% of new moms suffer major depression, and up to 80% experience the "baby blues." A depression screening tool helps health care providers assess women for symptoms of depression before and after their pregnancy.



Pregnancy, depression, maternal depression, antenatal, postpartum, suicide, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale©, EPDS

Measure Release Date: January 31, 2017

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