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Assessment Results: Your Emotions with a New Baby

      Your Emotions with a New Baby

      Age Range: 024 Months

      How are your moods and stress levels now that you have a new baby? This brief survey takes a look.

      Positive Mood

      Score Breakdown

      This score reflects the level of your positive mood in the past week. This includes feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, and inspiration.The score ranges from 0 (not at all positive) to 20 (very positive) with an average for most people of around 10.

      We adapted these questions from the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) which has been used in thousands of psychology research studies.

      REFERENCES

      [1] Watson, D., Clark, L. A., & Tellegen, A. (1988). Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: the PANAS scales. Journal of personality and social psychology, 54(6), 1063.

      Ellie

      Ellie’s Score

      16

      1 year & 5 months when assessment was taken.

      Ellie’s Score

      16

      Ellie

      How do children on Sleuth score?

      2 children1 child3 children9-1111-1313-17SCORE RANGES

      New Parent Blues

      Score Breakdown

      New parent “blues” and depression may affect more than 1 in 7 moms and dads ([1]). Too often, doctors and other family members don’t check on how parents are feeling.

      These questions are adapted from the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale which has been studied with thousands of parents and translated to 20 languages. (source [2] below).

      The score ranges from 0 (which suggests that you are in a positive or stable emotional state) to 30 (which suggests that you are likely to be feeling depressed or overwhelmed). According to scoring guidelines, if you score 12 or above, you may be experiencing blues or depression and may want to seek professional support (see [3] for details). For help with new parent blues, check out https://www.postpartum.net/.

      You can also view other parents’ responses to this survey on the bar chart. Please use this chart cautiously. Parents who come to Sleuth may be unusual.

      You may want to retake the survey in a few weeks or a month to see if your feelings have changed. We will save your old results so you can see how they've changed.

      REFERENCES

      [1] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postpartum_depression> [2] Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M. and Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786. [3] <https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4022>. Levis B., Negeri Z., Sun Y., Benedetti A., Thombs B.D. Accuracy of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) for screening to detect major depression among pregnant and postpartum women: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data BMJ 2020; 371:m4022 doi:10.1136/bmj.m4022.

      Ellie

      Ellie’s Score

      4

      1 year & 5 months when assessment was taken.

      Ellie’s Score

      4

      Ellie

      How do children on Sleuth score?

      3 children1 child0 children2 children4-77-1111-1414-19SCORE RANGES
      Ellie

      Previous Results by Ellie

      No previous results found.

      No previous results found.

      Ellie

      User Answers

      1. These *15* questions look at how you feel during the pregnancy or in the first year after having a baby. After you finish, you will get two scores: a score for *Positive Mood* and a score for *Blues or Depression*.

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      2. Your answers are *anonymous* unless you choose otherwise. You can set your privacy preferences at the end of this survey. When you complete the survey, we will show you how other people have answered.

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      3. Let's get started! For each question, select the answer that comes closest to how you have felt *IN THE PAST 7 DAYS*, not just how you feel today.

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      4. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things.

      A

      More than usual

      B

      As much as I always could

      Ellie

      C

      Not quite so much now

      D

      Definitely not so much now

      E

      Not at all

      5. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things.

      A

      More than usual

      B

      As much as I ever did

      Ellie

      C

      Rather less than I used to

      D

      Definitely less than I used to

      E

      Hardly at all

      Please use Sleuth responsibly.Content and stories on hellosleuth.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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