Academic journal article Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Editor's Choice: In This Number

Academic journal article Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Editor's Choice: In This Number

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In this number of JEBP, two randomized controlled trials focus on pregnancy and test two types of interventions based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard in assessing the efficiency of psychological and pharmacological interventions alike, and evidence resulting from them is viewed as the strongest possible. The two trials in this number of JEBP focus on different stages of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on different forms of CBT.

In the first one (Anton & David, pp.3-15), a rational-emotive behavior therapy program aimed at preventing emotional distress is pilot tested on pregnant women and compared to community care. Results indicated that the program is more effective in reducing distress, anxiety and depression. In the second trial (Muresan-Madar & Baban, pp. 51-64) include women that were in the first 3 months following childbirth and compare a group cognitive behavioral therapy program based on cognitive therapy with a waitlist control. results showed significant differences at post-intervention between the two groups in postpartum depressive symptomatology, automatic thoughts and dysfunctional attitudes. …

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