Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Postpartum, Screening tools

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

The EPDS was designed to identify women who may have postpartum depression. At Naturopathic Pediatrics we recommend screening mothers at their child’s 2 month and 6 month visits, with additional screenings for women who scored 8 or higher at 4 month and 12 month visits. Probable postpartum depression is 10 and higher.


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Erika Krumbeck, ND, FABNP
Erika Krumbeck

Dr. Erika Krumbeck is the proud founder and editor of, the leading internet source for trustworthy natural health information for children and naturopathic pediatric providers. She is also the owner of Montana Whole Health, a primary care naturopathic practice in Missoula, MT. She is one of few doctors with the FABNP designation, meaning she is a board-certified pediatric naturopathic physician. Dr. Krumbeck has specialized training in treating chronic conditions in children using safe, gentle and effective natural remedies. She helps bridge the gap between conventional medicine and complementary/alternative medicine by using both new research and traditional naturopathic therapies to guide treatment.