Sally* aged 29 first time mum. 6x sessions treatment for anxiety.
Thoughts: ‘Something is going to happen to her’, what if she dies from cot death’, ‘when she cries there must be something serious wrong with her’. Behaviour: Constant checking, hair pulling, tearful, irritable and scared.
Treatment Plan: Psycho-Education on Anxiety, Normalising, Cognitive Restructuring, Thought Diaries, Behavioural Experiments, Relapse Prevention
Outcome: Able to rationalise thoughts, not checking on daughter, significant reduction in anxiety symptoms