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PostPartum Depression Screening

Do You Have Postpartum Depression?

After having a baby, you may notice changes in your mood. For some people this is the "baby blues." However, for up 30% of new moms, mood fluctuations could indicate postpartum depression, which is a more serious form of depression. Take this quiz if you are wondering if your symptoms could indicate something more serious. Remember, if you are feeling overwhelmed or concerned at all about how you are feeling, please reach out to a healthcare professional. A professional can do a thorough screening for you and help connect you to resources that can help.

Instructions:

In the following quiz, please select the answer that comes closest to how you have felt IN THE PAST 7 DAYS, not just how you feel today.

1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things.

1 out of 10

2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things.

2 out of 10

3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong.

3 out of 10

4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason.

4 out of 10

5. I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason.

5 out of 10

6. Things have been getting on top of me.

6 out of 10

7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping.

7 out of 10

8. I have felt sad or miserable.

8 out of 10

9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying.

9 out of 10

10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me.

10 out of 10


Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results!



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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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