- Cox J, Holden J, Sagovsky R. (1987) Detection of postnatal depression: development of the 10-item Edinburgh postnatal depression scale. Brit J Psychiatry 150: 782-86. Developed as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and validated for use in both pregnancy and in the postnatal period to assess for possible depression and anxiety.
- Thoughts of suicide, harming yourself or your baby can accompany depression and anxiety. If you are feeling this way, it is important to consult your doctor, local hospital, 911, or call a suicide hotline for emergency support. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: LifeLine1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
© 1987 The Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (British Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786) is reproduced with permission.