By John Cox, Jeni Holden
The Edinburgh Postnatal melancholy Scale (EPDS) was once designed via the authors as an easy technique of screening for postnatal melancholy in future health care settings. it may possibly even be utilized by researchers looking details on components that impact the emotional future health of latest moms and their households. the dimensions has seemed in a couple of languages and 20 of those translations are incorporated right here, including the unique English version.This guide is ready using the EPDS and is designed for health and wellbeing execs and researchers.Also available:Where there isn't any Psychiatrist: A psychological health and wellbeing Care guide - ISBN 1901242757Liaison Psychiatry: making plans companies for professional Settings - ISBN 1901242471 RCPsych courses is the publishing arm of the Royal collage of Psychiatrists (based in London, United Kingdom), which has been selling excellence in psychological wellbeing and fitness care given that 1841. Produced by way of an analogous editorial workforce who submit The British magazine of Psychiatry, they promote books for either psychiatrists and different psychological well-being execs; and likewise many written for most people. Their renowned sequence contain the varsity Seminars sequence, the great psychological healthiness instructions and the Books past phrases sequence for individuals with highbrow disabilities. RCPsych publishes in all components of psychiatry and psychological overall healthiness, together with yet now not restricted to: medical psychiatric perform highbrow incapacity psychological health and wellbeing companies for kids, youngsters, adults and the aged Psychopharmacology Psychotherapy Rehabilitation psychiatry family members psychological future health provider provision RCPsych courses books can assist with the next problems: Addictions Affective issues cognizance deficit hyperactivity disease (ADHD) Bereavement Borderline character illness Cognitive-behavioral remedy (CBT) Dementia melancholy consuming issues Perinatal psychiatric ailment Post-traumatic pressure sickness (PTSD) Psychosis Schizophrenia Sleep difficulties
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It was pointed out by Margaret Oates in The Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom (Oates, 2001) that women with a history of severe mental disorders are often incorrectly categorised as having previous postnatal depression. This may lead to underestimation of the likely severity of a recurrence. It is for this reason that simply administering the EPDS routinely at the booking-in clinical is not recommended. Rather, specific and sensitive inquiry should be made about previous psychiatric history.
Interpersonal psychotherapy O’Hara et al (2000) describe a randomised controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy with women in North America meeting DSM– IV criteria for postnatal depression. Sixty per cent of those who received 12 sessions of interpersonal psychotherapy showed a significant improvement, compared with only 20% of waiting-list controls. Therapy was conducted by 10 trained psychotherapists, who each read specified manuals and received 40 hours of didactic lectures and training.
Three interesting studies in North America examined the ability of health professionals to detect depression with or without the EPDS. The first is that of Schaper et al (1994), who interviewed physicians and midwives taking part in a community study in Wisconsin. The study aimed to determine the extent of postnatal depression in the selected population and to identify relationships between maternal characteristics and elevated EPDS scores. The authors also wondered whether using the EPDS would increase practitioner awareness and treatment of postnatal depression.