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.

Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postpartum Depression

Although postpartum depression (PPD) affects about 15% of all women after the birth of a child, most women with PPD receive no treatment. One of the problems has been inadequate screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Over the last decade, there has been an emphasis on educating health care professionals to reliably screen for PPD; however, other obstacles to obtaining treatment remain. Many women cannot find appropriate treaters in their area. Others are not able to get childcare in order to attend weekly appointments. Given these limitations, it is important that we explore other types of interventions that might be used to reach and effectively treat women with PPD.