May 2 2012
A study performed in Hungary and published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics introduces a new group intervention that may prevent depression after delivery.
Psychosocial and psychological interventions are generally effective in reducing depressive symptomatology in the postpartum period. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief preventive group intervention for postpartum depression (PPD) in a naturalistic setting, and study the effect of this on social and psychological risk factors.
The intervention appeared to significantly reduce the risk of PPD, as defined by Leverton Questionnaire total scores.
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics