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Postpartum Depression

Ketamine Clinic located in Redlands, CA

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression services offered in Redlands, CA

About one in seven women experience postpartum depression today. At KetaView, in Redlands, California, compassionate physician J.R. Evans, MD, and the experienced team understand how distressed and desperate new moms can feel when they experience postpartum depression. Ketamine injections can help you to quickly return to a happier and healthier place so you can rediscover the joy in your life. Book your appointment online or call the office for help today.

Postpartum Depression Q & A

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is depression after childbirth. It can start at any point in your baby’s first year of life, causing symptoms that are far more severe than the typical “baby blues.” 

 

What are the symptoms of postpartum depression?

It’s very normal to experience mood changes when you consider all the hormonal and lifestyle changes you’re going through after childbirth, but the baby blues usually go away in days, or a few weeks at the most.

Postpartum depression is completely different.  With postpartum depression, the symptoms are more severe and persistent. You may experience:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Deep sadness
  • Crying jags
  • Difficulty connecting with your baby
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Loss of interest in things you enjoyed before
  • Appetite changes
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Thoughts of self-harm or harm to your child
  • Thoughts of suicide

Postpartum depression can take over your life, making you feel like life will never get any better. Many women feel ashamed to experience these feelings, which is why so many don’t get the diagnosis and help they need. If you’re experiencing these feelings, reaching out for help is a gift for both yourself and your baby. At KetaView, help is available.

 

How is postpartum depression treated?

Traditional treatment for postpartum depression involves antidepressant medications. But, medication takes weeks or even months to work and many women need to try two or more drugs before they find one that effectively eases their symptoms. Some women suffer needlessly for years because antidepressants simply don’t help them.

When you have severe postpartum depression, time is of the essence. You don’t want to lose any more time to this frustrating condition, so you may be looking for a fast solution something antidepressants just can’t offer.

Ketamine injections at KetaView can give you remarkably fast relief, often instantaneous. Medical experts believe that ketamine works within your brain to facilitate improved thought processes, including interrupting negative thought patterns. And, ketamine also works in several other ways to bring on positive results. 

Many new mothers have experienced remarkable life-changing results after using ketamine for postpartum depression. The KetaView team can create a treatment plan that quickly relieves your depression while preventing a relapse. 

If you’re struggling with postpartum depression, don’t wait any longer to reconnect with your baby and take your life back. Call KetaView or click on the online scheduling link to arrange your appointment now.

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