Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale¹ (EPDS)
Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbearing and this 10-question self-rating scale has been proven to be an efficient and effective way of identifying patients at risk for "perinatal" depression.
While this test was specifically designed for women who are pregnant or have just had a baby, it has also been shown to be an effective measure for general depression in the larger population.
|Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)*|
While an assessment of your child's developmental milestones is part of each well-child exam, at the 18 month Well-Child exam we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire known as M-CHAT.
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a scientifically validated tool for screening children between 16 and 30 months of age that assesses risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children receive autism screening at 18 and 24 months of age and the M-CHAT-R is one of the AAP's recommended tools.
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