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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Postpartum Depression and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Face to Face Group Sessions to Online Group Sessions

Submission: August 13, 2020;Published: September 11, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2020.04.000581

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume4 Issue2


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common used therapy techniques especially among people suffering depression. It was developed by Aeron Beck in 1960s and it has continued to improve itself on different relations with other therapeutic approaches. In addition, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been used for individual and group therapy sessions. Postpartum depression is a kind of depression which has specific interval of emergence. Almost every stage of pregnancy and after birth is inevitably important to intervene postpartum depression. With the development of technology, online platforms have become more prevalent and common including treatment of postpartum depression as a supplement to face to face therapy sessions. It is important to note that postpartum depression is vital not only mothers experience, but also children’s development. This study includes literature review about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and postpartum depression from face to face group sessions to online group session. In the study, it is focused on firstly postpartum depression, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group interventions and finally alternative strategies to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treatment postpartum depression with different cultural perspectives as well. Outstanding alternatives to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are interpersonal therapy group sessions, peer support groups and music and yoga.

Keywords: Postpartum depression; Cognitive behavioral therapy; Face to face group therapy; Online group therapy

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