CBT

CBT for Depression During Pregnancy: Good for Moms, Good for Babies

Australian researchers have developed a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment intervention for antenatal depression and anxiety.  Beating the Blues Before Birth, to be delivered as individual therapy, was adapted from a 12-session group intervention for [...]

Anxiety During Pregnancy: Options for Treatment

Anxiety symptoms are relatively common during pregnancy but typically undiagnosed and undertreated.  A recent study of 2793 women observed that 9.5% of women meet criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) at some point during their pregnancy.  The highest rates of GAD were observed in the first trimester (7%). Only 2% of women met criteria for GAD in the second trimester, and 3% in the third trimester.