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Postpartum Depression services offered in Howell, NJ

Postpartum depression affects about one in eight women in the United States. If you’re experiencing persistent hopelessness, insomnia, or difficulties bonding with your baby, you can find help at ReYou Ketamine Treatments. At the Howell, New Jersey, serving Jackson, Lakewood, Toms River, Monmouth County, and Ocean County, the medical specialists customize treatment plans using ketamine infusions to relieve postpartum depression symptoms quickly. Treatment can provide long-lasting results, so you can get back to raising your new baby without the struggle of depression symptoms. Call ReYou Ketamine Treatments to schedule a postpartum depression consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Postpartum Depression Q & A

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is a severe and long-lasting form of depression that affects women after childbirth.

Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy and childbirth can cause many women to feel like they have the “baby blues.” They can experience anxiety or mood swings and frequent crying spells, but these issues typically go away within a week or two after delivery.

With postpartum depression, your symptoms are more severe and can last for several months or years.

Your risk for postpartum depression increases if you have a history of depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions. You may also be at risk if you experience excessive stress during your pregnancy or expect multiple babies.

When should I seek treatment for postpartum depression?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at ReYou Ketamine Treatments after delivering your baby if you have symptoms of postpartum depression such as:

  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Excessive crying
  • Isolation from loved ones
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulties bonding with the baby
  • Loss of interest in activities and hobbies

Women with untreated postpartum depression can also have thoughts of self-harm or suicide. If you’re thinking about harming yourself or your baby, call 911 for emergency help.

To quickly relieve severe symptoms of postpartum depression, ReYou Ketamine Treatments offers customized ketamine infusion therapy plans.

How does ketamine treat postpartum depression?

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that physicians use during surgery. In smaller doses, ketamine helps form new pathways in your brain that change how you think and feel.

Even if you’re breastfeeding, you can still undergo ketamine infusions to get rapid relief from intense hopelessness, worthlessness, and suicidal ideation.

ReYou Ketamine Treatments administers infusions of ketamine through an intravenous (IV) line. To maximize the benefits of your therapy, you can expect to receive 6-8 infusions over a three- or four-week period. The results of ketamine infusions are long-lasting, so you can continue caring for your family and enjoy a higher quality of life.

The ReYou Ketamine Treatments medical team supervises your infusion therapy to ensure your health and safety throughout your treatment. You can expect to remain in the office for a period of observation after your treatment ends before you can go home.

To find out if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy to treat postpartum depression, call ReYou Ketamine Treatments or book an appointment online today.

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