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How can you support mothers with postnatal depression?

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Article:

Alexander P (2013) CBT-based support groups for postnatal depression. Nursing Times; 109: 41, 12-14.

Author:

Pat Alexander is a senior health visitor and community practice teacher at South Essex Partnership Trust.

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • The CBT techniques that were used in a support group for mothers with postnatal depression
  • What worked well and what needed improving
  • Suggestions for developing similar groups and for working with mothers with postnatal depression

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

Cognitive behavioural therapy approaches to depression. It could also help inform essays on postnatal depression specifically as it gives some explanation of the effects this can have on mothers, the child and the wider family.

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article explains some of what those with postnatal depression go through and gives an insight in to what approaches they may find helpful. Mental health nurses, particularly working in the community, are more likely to come across patients with postnatal depression, but the condition may be picked up during contact with other services, so it is important for all nurses to be able to recognise it.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • In what situations would you recommend cognitive behavioural therapy?
  • How common is postnatal depression?
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