Post Partum Depression
This article offer guidance for clinicians in rendering care for patients or families suffering from Perinatal and Postpartum Depression.
Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbearing. The 10-question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for "perinatal" depression. The EPDS is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.