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Couples-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Curbs Postpartum Depression

Key clinical point: Couples-based cognitive-behavioral intervention improved depressive symptoms in new mothers at 6 weeks post partum, compared with women-only CBI or controls.

Major finding: At 6 weeks post partum, women in couples-based intervention had significantly improved depressive symptoms, compared with women in a women-only CBI (difference in depressive symptom scores, 1.46) or women in a control group (difference, 1.71).

Study details: The data come from a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of 388 childbearing couples in China.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Ngai F-W et al. BJOG. 2019. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15862.