Use this form if you’ve got suggestions or questions about this website. In a subset of women in a large US study of women assessed at 6 weeks postnatally, two in five episodes of depression began postnatally, one in three during pregnancy and one in four before pregnancy (Wisner et al 2013). It means that there is a good chance that symptoms of depression or an anxiety condition are present and you should check them out with your GP or doctor. Review of evidence on four screening tools for depression in the antenatal period (the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale [EPDS], the depression module of the Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9], the Whooley Questions and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale [K-10]) found that: Assessment of the non-technical characteristics of the tools found that ease of administration and implementability were high for all tools, acceptability was high for the EPDS and unknown but likely to be good for the other tools. Especially when anxious or depressed feelings are at play, because any type of stress has a negative influence on anxiety and depression. As opposed to anxiety which can reduce very quickly, the reduction in depressed feelings tends to take some more time, up to several weeks sometimes. This test is just one part of an assessment of whether anxiety might be a problem for you. If you take it once, you will see a picture of the moment you are in, so you can measure how your situation has been for the past few days. For years now, Beyond Blue has been doing as much work as possible to encourage people to learn about the symptoms and types of stress, anxiety and depression, which they could face or may already be experiencing. The test consists of 41 questions in total and can take up to 15 minutes to complete. You can also decide not to follow any program or guidance and to check in the following weeks if you manage to improve your scores without help. Matthey S, Fisher J, Rowe H (2013a) Using the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale to screen for anxiety disorders: conceptual and methodological considerations. Please note, all fields are required. Primary anxiety disorders are prevalent and their comorbidity with depression is very high (Wisner et al 2013). The information in this chapter is based on Austin M-P, Highet N and the Expert Working Group (2017) Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period: Australian Clinical Practice Guideline. Les résultats fournis par ce test sont conçus pour donner un rapport clinique clair du niveau d'anxiété, de stress et de dépression de la personne interrogée, grâce à des mesures standardisées. 5. If you need someone to talk to about the way you are feeling, the Depression Helpline is available 24/7. The EPDS is the only one of the tools for which effectiveness (defined as positive impact on depressive symptoms, services referred or utilised and impact on a woman’s mental health) is rated ‘good’ and that has been validated in other languages. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Doing a self test can help you decide. The Take-a-Test Tool uses validated mental health questionnaires below to measure the frequency and intensity of symptoms characteristic of various mental health conditions relative to the general population. Personalized computer program developed by doctors. Test d'Anxiété-Stress-Dépression Ce test, qui se fonde sur des données et des travaux issus de la recherche médicale, mesure votre niveau actuel d'anxiété, de stress et de dépression selon une échelle de mesure standardisée, basée sur la recherche. Self-test measures your depressed feelings. Ce test a été conçu avec la participation de chercheurs qui utilisent de façon professionnelle des travaux de recherche en psychologie et en différences individuelles. In Australia, it's estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.