Having a baby is an exciting, joyous, and happy time. Therefore, creating a new life and bringing a new baby into the family is depicted as a positive time. Despite this, it is not uncommon for it to be a challenging and difficult time as a new baby enters the home. During and after childbirth, women go through many changes including changes in hormones, physical appearance, emotional health, and relationships with others.
After childbirth, it is common to experience what is known as the baby blues. The baby blues are characterized by mood swings, feelings of sadness and feeling overwhelmed for a few days or weeks after childbirth. Postpartum Depression or PPD are symptoms similar to the baby blues, but are more intense, frequent, severe and often require treatment. Hormonal changes and physical changes during and after childbirth and the increased stress of caring for a baby play a significant role in the development of PPD. The strong feelings of sadness, anxiety, and disconnection can make it difficult for new mothers to care for themselves and their new baby. This is where postpartum depression treatment center programs at Harmony Bay Wellness can help!
What are Common Symptoms of PPD?
Postpartum Depression, or PPD, often comes with the following:
- Depressed mood
- Crying spells
- Disconnected from self and/or others
Those with PPD may struggle to connect with their baby or have thoughts of hurting themselves or the baby. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you are not alone. PPD affects more than 3 million people in the United States per year. Postpartum depression is not the fault of new mothers. It is a medical mental health condition that requires treatment to get better.
What to Expect from Postpartum Depression Treatment Center Programs
PPD treatment often involves group and individual therapy services. Treatment can include psychoeducation, compassion-focused therapy, integrating balance and structure into one’s routine, self-care regimens and healthy coping skills to effectively decrease depressive symptoms.
Medication regimens may be considered for those struggling with PPD.
How to Get Help for PPD
When you’re looking for the best PPD treatment New Jersey provides, look no further than Harmony Bay Wellness. Our professionals strive to not only helping all clients live productive lives, but they’re also advocates for reversing the stigma of mental illness. We are proud to provide a variety of mental health treatment services in South Jersey to give our patients the care and support they need and deserve.
Our diverse mental health treatments include:
- Clinical mental health therapies
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Telehealth services
- Integrative wellness services
Don’t continue to let Postpartum Depression disrupt you or your loved one’s life. Call Harmony Bay Wellness today at 855.765.6399. We look forward to helping you.