Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Postpartum Depression

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Postpartum DepressionGroup Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Behavioral
18 - 99
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Study Summary

This trial will study whether online group CBT for maternal postpartum depression leads to greater improvements in infant emotion regulation than treatment as usual.

Eligible Conditions
  • Postpartum Depression

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months

6 months
Brain-to-brain Synchrony (fNIRS)
Infant Temperament
Infant emotion regulation
Maternal Anxiety
Maternal Depression
Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment (PCERA)
The Face-to-Face Stillage Paradigm (FFSP)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control (treatment as usual)
1 of 2
Treatment (9-week online CBT group)
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

172 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Treatment (9-week online CBT group)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Control (treatment as usual)NoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control (treatment as usual) · Intervention Types:
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

McMaster UniversityLead Sponsor
801 Previous Clinical Trials
1,727,705 Total Patients Enrolled
11 Trials studying Postpartum Depression
2,506 Patients Enrolled for Postpartum Depression
Ryan Van Lieshout, MD, PHDPrincipal InvestigatorMcmaster

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 99 · Female Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You must understand and speak English.
You have an EPDS score of 10 or more.
Infants must be between 4-8 months old at enrollment.