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Postpartum Depression Treatment in Nashville, TN

Postpartum Depression Treatment Nashville, TNGiving birth to a healthy child is meant to be a joyous occasion. For many mothers, however, the period after a child is born can become something else entirely. Postpartum depression is a legitimate medical condition that affects mothers worldwide.

Request more information about postpartum depression treatment today: call (615) 866-4036 or contact Signature Health and Wellness online.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

In the past, many people referred to postpartum depression as the “baby blues.” As medical science has advanced, however, doctors now understand that postpartum depression can cause much more than simple sadness.

Some amount of “baby blues”, which is not postpartum depression itself, is completely normal. Some of these symptoms are to be expected after pregnancy and will likely subside in a short amount of time:

  • Minor sadness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep troubles
  • Fatigue

Postpartum depression goes far beyond that. Some of the most common postpartum depression symptoms include:

  • Extreme sadness
  • Crying
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low sex drive/ low libido
  • Severe mood swings
  • Emotional distance
  • Intense anxiety

Some mothers dealing with postpartum depression even have thoughts of self-harm or harming the baby. If this occurs, get medical help immediately. A rarer form of postpartum depression is postpartum psychosis. In this extreme condition, symptoms can include hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and self-harm attempts.

Causes of Postpartum Depression

There are many different factors that can contribute to developing postpartum depression. These can include:

In addition, certain mothers are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression due to their medical history or other risk factors. Problems that increase postpartum depression risk include:

  • History of depression
  • Postpartum depression during a previous pregnancy
  • High-stress job or family situation
  • Pre-existing mental health disorder

Postpartum Depression Treatment

Most treatment for postpartum depression is comprehensive, seeking to address the issue at its source. Most treatment plans begin with a discussion of symptoms and problems that the mother is currently facing. 

If postpartum depression is determined to be present, potential treatment includes:

  • Antidepressant medication: For some others, medication may be right course of treatment. Most antidepressant medication seeks to address the brain chemistry issues that may be leading to the depression.
  • Hormone therapy: A large drop is estrogen typically occurs after childbirth. This can lead to postpartum depression. One possible treatment for this issue is hormone replacement therapy.
  • Counseling: Many women find positive benefit in discussing their postpartum depression issues with a counselor, therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist and using cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Request More Information Today

Ultimately, the only way to determine what postpartum depression treatment is right for your needs is to contact a medical professional. Request more information today: call (615) 866-4036 or contact Signature Health and Wellness online.

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