ARCH Lab Contributes to Study of CBT

A paper by Van Lieshout et al. entitled, “Evaluating the effectiveness of a brief group cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for perinatal depression” was recently published in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health. The study tested whether group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is effective in women with perinatal depression and psychiatric comorbidities. Eighty percent of women showed a clinically meaningful improvement in depressive symptoms. The findings support the use of brief group CBT as a less resource-intensive alternative to individual psychotherapy.