What is it about?
A new group therapy for postpartum anxiety and depression helps mothers better accept and regulate their feelings, including mixed feelings towards their children. Participants who completed the group had more self-compassion, and less anxiety, depression and guilt.
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Why is it important?
Psychotherapy to help mothers with postpartum anxiety and depression have not been widely developed. This therapy is unique in that it focuses on how to help mothers better accept and regulate all of the complex feelings that motherhood entails.
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This page is a summary of: The holding space: An experiential–dynamic group therapy for mothers with postpartum anxiety and depression., Group Dynamics Theory Research and Practice, October 2023, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/gdn0000205.
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