Post-Partum Depression Treatment
There’s a reason babies are called a bundle of joy. But when you are dealing with depression after giving birth, it can be hard to experience this joy in its fullest. This is where we can help. At Alpha Psychiatric Associates, we offer treatment for post-partum depression for women throughout North Carolina. We’ll help you live a meaningful life again.
Common symptoms for post-partum depression include the following:
- Feeling hopeless, sad, or worthless every day
- Lacking interest and not getting pleasure from day-to-day activities and feeling this way on a regular basis
- Sleeping too little or not enough. You may have a hard time sleeping, even when your baby is sleeping
- Trouble eating and problems with weight gain or loss
- Feeling guilty and experiencing low self-esteem
- Either feeling restless and can’t sit still or else sitting quietly and lacking the energy to move
- Unable to properly focus and make decisions
- Feelings of anxiety or worry
- In serious cases, feelings of suicide and death or fleeting fears that you may harm your baby
If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms for more than 2 weeks, you may be suffering from post-partum depression.
Help for Women with Post-Partum Depression
You should never feel ashamed for feeling depressed. Post-partum depression affects many women and is often a result of the body not recovering from childbirth the way it should. The good news is there is help available. You don’t have to live with depression. At Alpha Psychiatric Associates, our caring physicians are skilled at treating post-partum depression. We’ll prevent serious problems from occurring for you and your baby by coming up with a personalized treatment plan that can consist of counseling and proper medication.
You don’t have to go through this alone. Give us a call at Alpha Psychiatric Associates. We offer post-partum depression screenings and can help you live a healthier and happier life.
We have adopted a unique and specialized approach based on the Biopsychosocial Model for effective diagnosis and treatment.