"Mental health a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
The EPDS is only a screening test and does not diagnose postpartum depression. If you get high scores on the scale, it indicates a need for more thorough evaluation that must be done by appropriately licensed health care personnel.
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