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Arch Womens Ment Health. 2017 Feb;20(1):225-228. doi: 10.1007/s00737-016-0666-9. Epub 2016 Sep 10.

Evaluating the effectiveness of a brief group cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for perinatal depression.

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1
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
2
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. lisa.yang@medportal.ca.
3
Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Abstract

Little is known about the effectiveness of group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in women with perinatal depression (PND) and psychiatric comorbidities. Thirty-four women with PND (sixty-two percent with comorbidity) completed a 9-week CBT group. Eighty percent showed a clinically significant improvement in depressive symptoms. Meaningful gains in social support, mother-infant bonding, and partner relationship quality were seen. Brief group CBT can be effective in the treatment of PND in women with psychiatric comorbidities and may be a less resource-intensive alternative to individual psychotherapy.

KEYWORDS:

Cognitive therapy; Depression; Group; Postpartum; Pregnancy

PMID:
27613531
DOI:
10.1007/s00737-016-0666-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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