12 Sep Online Songwriting Reduces Loneliness and Postnatal Depression and Enhances Social Connectedness in Women with Young Babies: Randomised Controlled Trial
ABSTRACT: Loneliness is a public health challenge associated with postnatal depression (PND). PND is debilitating for those experiencing symptoms and has repercussions for fathers, mother–baby bonds, and children’s social-emotional development. Loneliness is associated with physical and mental health problems, including mortality. It affects one-third of people in industrialised countries, making it a significant public health problem. This study developed and tested an online songwriting intervention, with the aim of reducing loneliness and symptoms of PND and enhancing social connectedness among women with young babies.
AUTHOR SUMMARY: R. Perkins, N. Spiro, G. Waddell