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Combined cognitive-behavioural and pharmacologic treatment of postpartum depression – a case study

Marta Gašparović ; Klinika za psihijatriju, Klinički bolnički centar Osijek, Osijek, Hrvatska

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str. 73-79

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Among mental difficulties in the puerperal period, postpartum depression stands out because of its frequency and clinical significance. The cognitive model of postpartum depression stresses the role of specific dysfunctional maternal cognitions, whose content is related to unrealistic idealisation of motherhood, maternal self-efficacy and how they are perceived by others. Due to stressors of parenthood, unrealistic cognitions become activated and lead to the onset and maintenance of depression symptoms.

This case study describes cognitive conceptualisation of the patient who developed postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child, and her treatment, in the duration of 10 sessions, led by principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, combined with pharmacotherapy with sertraline.

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postpartum depression, cognitive behavioural therapy

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