Cox J, Holden J, Henshaw C. 2003. Perinatal mental health: A guide to the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). (2nd ed.). London, UK: Gaskell, 213 pp.
Annotation: This book is intended to provide readers in different countries with updated and accessible information on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), a 10-item self-report scale devised as a screening questionnaire to improve the detection of postnatal depression in the community. The EPDS has been translated into a number of languages, and 20 of the translated versions appear in the book. The book also offers readers information on the use of the EPDS in primary and secondary care. It provides an overview of postnatal depression, discusses the origins and development of the EPDS, addresses international and cultural issues, addresses use of the EPDS in research, discusses counseling and other interventions, talks about EPDS screening and intervention services, and explains how to use the EPDS. Two appendices include the original EPDS and 20 translations, in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Japanese, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Contact: Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 17 Belgrave Square, London, England SW1X 8PG, Telephone: 020 7235 2351 Fax: 020 7245 1231 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-901242-81-1.
Keywords: Asian language materials, Counseling, Cultural factors, I, International health, Intervention, Maternal health, Mental health, Non English language materials, Postpartum depression, Primary care, Questionnaires, Research, Screening, Secondary care, Spanish language materials, Translations, Women's health