The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale detects but does not distinguish anxiety disorders from depression in mothers of infants

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ABSTRACT Specific screening tests to detect postpartum anxiety are as yet unavailable. The aim of this study was cto test the ability of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to detect anxiety disorders in women admitted to residential early parenting centres. Consecutive cohorts of English speaking women admitted with their infants to two centres in Melbourne, Australia completed the Composite International Diagnostic Interview and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103 - 108
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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