Is the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale an effective way to screen for postpartum depression?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

In some settings. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) screens for postpartum depression with a sensitivity of 59% to 100% and a specificity of 44% to 97%, with variation due to geographic location of studies, cutoff scores chosen, and reference standards used for diagnosis (SOR: B, systematic reviews of diagnostic cohort studies and 2 diagnostic cohort studies with inconsistently applied reference standards).

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