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Perinatal Mental Health (2nd edn): The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Manual

John Cox, Jeni Holden and Carol Henshaw


Price: £20.00

College members' price: £18.00

Published: Feb 2014

Format: Paperback

Number of pages: 242

ISBN: 9781909726130

Perinatal Mental Health (2nd edn): The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Manual

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a questionnaire and was designed as a simple means of screening for postnatal depression in health care settings. The scale is now in use around the world and this book is a practical guide to using the scale in clinical practice, its origins and development background. This second edition has been revised and contains much advice based on years of experience.

All chapters and references have been updated and the chapters on screening and counselling have been considerably revised, the evidence base on interventions for perinatal depression is provided, plus details of innovative methods such as internet-based therapy. The book includes the EPDS questionnaire itself in 58 other languages (listed below), plus a discussion of the questionnaire’s cultural validity.

The scale can also be used by researchers seeking information on factors which influence the emotional well-being of new mothers and their families and guidance is also given on use of the scale in research settings.

The book will be useful for psychologists, psychiatrists, health visitors, midwives, family doctors, obstetricians and community psychiatric nurses, plus researchers in perinatal health.

  • A practical guide to using the EPDS in clinical and research settings.
  • Background on perinatal mental health and the development of the EPDS.
  • The complete English-language version of the EPDS.
  • The EPDS translated into 58 other languages.

Readership:
Psychologists, psychiatrists, health visitors and midwives.  Plus researchers in perinatal health. Family doctors, obstetricians and community psychiatric nurses will also find this useful.

About the authors:
John Cox - Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Keele University, Stoke on Trent.
Jeni Holden - Retired psychology lecturer and former health visitor, Edinburgh.
Carol Henshaw - Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Keele University, Stoke on Trent.


Contents

The authors

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

List of figures

 

Foreword - Professor Louise Howard

Preface to the first edition - John Cox and Jeni Holden

Preface to the second edition - John Cox, Jeni Holden and Carol Henshaw

 

  1. Postnatal depression: an overview
  2. The origins and development of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
  3. International and transcultural issues
  4. Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in clinical settings: research evidence
  5. Humanistic and person-centred interventions in perinatal depression
  6. Screening and intervention services in the community
  7. Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Appendix 1 The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Appendix 2 Translations of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

 

References


Translations of the EPDS Questionnaire

  1. Afaan Oromo (Ethiopia)
  2. Amharic
  3. Arabic
  4. Bangla
  5. Chichewa
  6. Chinese (Mandarin)
  7. Chinest (Taiwan)
  8. Czech
  9. Dari
  10. Dutch
  11. Estonian
  12. Farsi/Persian
  13. Filipino/Tagalog
  14. Finnish
  15. French
  16. German
  17. Greek
  18. Hebrew
  19. Hindi
  20. Hungarian
  21. Icelandic
  22. Igbo
  23. Indonesian
  24. Italian
  25. Japanese
  26. Kannada
  27. Khmer/Cambodian
  28. Konkani
  29. Korean
  30. Kurdish
  31. Lithuanian
  32. Macedonian
  33. Malay
  34. Maltese
  35. Myanmar/Burmese
  36. Nepali
  37. Norwegian
  38. Polish
  39. Portuguese
  40. Punjabi
  41. Punjabi script
  42. Romanian
  43. Russian
  44. Samoan
  45. Serbian
  46. Slovenian
  47. Somali
  48. South African (English)
  49. Spanish
  50. Spanish (USA)
  51. Swedish
  52. Tamil
  53. Thai
  54. Turkish
  55. Twi
  56. Urdu
  57. Vietnamese
  58. Xhosa
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Critical acclaim for the first edition:

"If you are seeking a first rate guide to the EPDS then this is an excellent book."
- Primary Care Psychiatry

 

“A necessary, clear and concise book.  A joy to read.”

- Dr J Hanley, Lecturer, University of Swansea