Journal article

A 7-year follow-up of antenatal depression treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy: A case report of maternal and child outcomes

Laura S Bleker, Jeannette Milgrom, Alan W Gemmill, Tessa J Roseboom, Susanne R de Rooij

SAGE OPEN MEDICAL CASE REPORTS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

There are few studies of cognitive behavioral therapy for women with antenatal depression including qualitative and quantitative data, and yet, individual cases can provide valuable information on personal experiences of treatment effectiveness and acceptability. The purpose of this case report is to explore the long-term qualitative outcomes following cognitive behavioral therapy for antenatal depression. A pregnant woman with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders diagnosis of depression was allocated to receive seven sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy in a randomized controlled trial. We describe her experiences and mood during treatment, at 12 weeks, 9 months, 2 ye..

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Awarded by Behavior Research Foundation (NASRAD Young Investigator Grant)


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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The randomized controlled trial and follow-up were funded by the MBF/BUPA Foundations, Australian Rotary Health, Urquhart Charitable Fund and Austin Medical Research Foundation and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NASRAD Young Investigator Grant, project 22975). L.S.B. was supported by DynaHealth funding (grant agreement no. 633595, Horizon 2020).