The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used self-rating scale designed to identify individuals at risk for postpartum depression, which is a common complication of childbirth. The scale consists of 10 questions and has been proven to be a practical and effective tool in identifying perinatal depression risk.
Originally developed for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, the EPDS has also been found to be an effective measure for assessing general depression in the broader population. It provides a structured and reliable way for individuals to self-assess their depressive symptoms and serves as an important screening tool for healthcare professionals.
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