About the study

Please note that the Internet-based treatment/study described on this website is conducted in Swedish and only available to people registered and living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Depression during pregnancy is today treated with psychological treatment and antidepressant medication.

In the follow-up of the children, medical treatment has not shown any adverse effects. However, there are no studies on how these treatments work during pregnancy and it is important to gain in-depth knowledge of the children's development.

In this study (the Magdalena study) we want to study the effect of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) and medical treatment in pregnant women with depression.

The ICBT-program that is offered is specifically adapted for pregnant women. It has already been tested in a separate study with good results and now we want to know if it provides even better effect in combination with medication.

We also want to study whether depression and/or antidepressant medication during pregnancy affect both the woman and the child.

Regarding the mother we want to study biological variables that might affect mental health, such as hormone levels during pregnancy.

Concerning the child we want, with a structured pediatric examination in the newborn period, to study possible short-term effects.

Further we want to evaluate possible long-term impacts by following the child's development. A child psychologist will assess the child's development at the age of two using assessment scales.

Please notice

Please note that the Internet-based treatment/study described on this website is conducted in Swedish and only available to people registered and living in Stockholm, Sweden.