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Systematic review of the use of the EPDS in screening for postnatal depression

Principal investigator
Ron Gray (NPEU (Former member))
Judy Shakespeare (Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford), Jonathan Price (Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford), Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg (NPEU (Former Member))
Mental health and wellbeing
Start year
End year
NPEU Contact
Jenny Kurinczuk


The last systematic review of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression scale was carried out in 2001. This project aimed to update that review taking into account the considerable number of publications which had occurred over the intervening 5 years, and included an examination of the use of the EPDS in both a postnatal and an antenatal population.

This project is now complete and resulted in a highly cited journal article.


Journal Articles