Assess your mood with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

The EPDS is a 10-question form designed to identify individuals who may benefit from follow-up care, such as a mental health assessment.

Important: this is not a diagnostic tool. If you want to know more or if you are worried about your health, do not hesitate to consult a health professional.

Reference : Cox JL, Holden JM, Sagovsky R. Detection of postnatal depression. Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Br J Psychiatry. 1987 Jun;150:782-6. PMID:3651732


We would like to know how you have been feeling over the past week. Please indicate, from the following questions, the one that is closest to how you have felt over the past seven days, and not just how you are feeling today. Please check a circle for each question that is closest to how you have felt over the past seven days. Here is an example already filled out.

I felt happy:  

Yes, all the time  

Yes, most of the time

No, not very often  

No, not at all 

This would mean: “I felt happy most of the time over the past week.”