Last updated on March 2020

Happy Mother-Healthy Baby: An Anxiety-focused Early Prenatal Intervention


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) | Postpartum depression | Anxiety | Post-Partum Depression | Premature Birth | Anxiety Disorders (Pediatric) | Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD - Pediatric) | Anxiety Disorders | Birth Weight | ANXIETY NEUROSIS | Small for Gestational Age at Delivery
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. ability to understand spoken Urdu
  2. pregnant, 22 weeks' gestation
  3. age 18 years
  4. residence 20 km of Holy Family Hospital
  5. intent to reside in the study areas until the completion of the study
  6. score 8 for anxiety on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Current major a depressive episode (MDE on SCID) or life-threatening health conditions including e.g. active severe depression or suicidal ideation
  2. Self-report of past or current significant learning disability
  3. Self-report of past or current psychiatric disorder (e.g. bipolar disorder or schizophrenia) or psychiatric care (e.g. current use of anxiolytic drug and/or other psychotropic drug)
  4. medical disorders or severe maternal morbidity that require inpatient management that would preclude participation (101)
  5. ICU admission indicated by diagnosis (not only for assessment)

Recruitment Status: Open


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