Augmented CBGT for Perinatal Anxiety During a Global Pandemic (COVID-19)

S

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Status

Completed

Conditions

Covid19
Perinatal Anxiety

Treatments

Other: Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy for Perinatal Anxiety

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04495803
CBT-COVID

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an augmented version of our current evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy (CBGT) for perinatal anxiety protocol with cognitive and behavioural strategies composed of critical COVID-related anxiety, worry, and impact content.

Enrollment

68 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 45 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Females, aged 18-45 years
  • Pregnant or up to six months postpartum
  • Primary diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, as per the MINI for DSM-5, with or without comorbid depression
  • No concurrent psychological treatment
  • Not taking psychoactive medication or medication is stable in dose and type for at least 8 weeks prior to the study (as per Canadian Psychiatric Guidelines) and throughout study duration (participants will not be excluded from treatment if medication/dose changes during the study duration, however, they must notify the study team immediately)
  • Fluent in English in order to understand the consent and group material

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe depression/suicidality
  • Primary diagnosis other than an anxiety disorder
  • Psychotic or current substance/alcohol use disorder

Trial design

68 participants in 1 patient group

Experimental
Experimental group
Description:
After an initial assessment to confirm eligibility, the experimental group will receive 8 weekly sessions (2 hours long) of our augmented group CBT for perinatal anxiety during a global pandemic (n=6 per group). Participants will be re-assessed at post-treatment and at a 3-month follow-up to determine the effectiveness of the treatment and whether these effects are maintained in the long-term.
Treatment:
Other: Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy for Perinatal Anxiety

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