Postpartum Progress believes there should be universal postpartum depression screening by both pediatricians and obstetricians.
To access postpartum depression screening tools for use by healthcare providers, please click this link. It will take you outside of our site to the MedEdPPD site, funded by NIMH. There you will find access to:
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
- Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
For more in-depth information, including algorithms and toolkits for various disciplines, visit our Postpartum Depression Clinical Tools page.
For information on the validity of these screening tools, visit our Scientific Research page.
Note: If you are a consumer, you can access a self-administered postpartum depression screening test, visit the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health postpartum depression screening quiz.