Table 32Types of treatments examined in the clinical studies considered in the economic analysis of psychological treatments for mild to moderate depression in the postnatal period

O’HARA200012 sessions of IPTWaitlist
PRENDERGAST2001Six sessions of CBTStandard care
HONEY2002Eight sessions of group CBTStandard care
MILGROM2005*12 sessions of group CBTStandard care
COOPER2003Ten sessions of CBT (aimed at improving mother-infant interaction rather than focused on depression)
Ten sessions of psychodynamic psychotherapy
Ten sessions of non-directive counselling (listening home visits)
Standard care
HOLDEN1989Eight sessions of non-directive counselling (listening home visits)Standard care
WICKBERG1996BSix sessions of non-directive counselling (listening home visits)Standard care

Only data on discontinuation were used as efficacy was measured using continuous data


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