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Depression Screening Tools

Routine depression screening should be conducted during pregnancy and the early postpartum period, and results charted.

Examples of validated depression screening tools include:

  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
  • Hamilton Depression Scale
  • Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)
  • General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)
  • Generalized Contentment Scale
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2 and PHQ-9) Tools
  • Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)
  • The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)