Asmita Nayak, Satyabhama Nayak
The outcome of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in respect to management of suicide has been encouraging as revealed by various researchers. The present study attempts to highlight the role of CBT in the management of a 32 years old, female, housewife with postpartum psychosis with suicidal attempt. She was treated with CBT approach. A single case design with pre-and post-therapy assessment was done. Significant improvement occurred after 10 sessions of cognitive behavioral interventions. Patient was found functioning normally after 3months of follow-up. The findings of present study indicated the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy in treatment of postpartum psychosis (having symptoms of schizophrenia) with suicidal attempt.
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