Subscales measuring symptoms of non-specific depression, anhedonia, and anxiety in the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Alan Tuohy, Cynthia McVey

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    There has been considerable research and clinical interest in the comorbidity of anxiety and depression in the post-partum period, and specifically in the possibility that the commonly used Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) incorporates an anxiety component. We hypothesized that the recommended version of factor analysis (Fabrigar, Wegener, MacCallum, & Strahan, 1999) would identify such covert dimensions more reliably than the commonly used principal components analysis with varimax rotation and eigenvalues greater than 1.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-169
    Number of pages17
    JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008



    • anxiety
    • psychology
    • anhedonia
    • depression

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