TREATMENT FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
Specially designed private treatment with residential/inpatient and intensive outpatient qualities for women struggling with postpartum depression.
“Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.” — RITA RUDNER
Unsurprisingly, life cycles and major transitions often appear alongside monumental emotional experiences — this is especially the case in welcoming a new child into the world. The experience of giving birth, in particular, can trigger a roller coaster of emotions, from exhilaration and joy to fear, anxiety and exhaustion. But it can also result in something completely unexpected for the mother — depression.
It is not unusual for a new mom to experience the “Postpartum Baby Blues” after childbirth, which includes mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Baby blues typically begin within the first two to three days following delivery, and may last for up to two to four weeks. They are often linked with an effort of the body and mind to regulate hormones following a trying endeavor that can leave hormonal imbalances.
For some new moms these post-childbirth experiences may be more severe, a longer-lasting form of depression known as “Postpartum Depression.” If you or a loved one is experienced with any of the signs and symptoms associated with postpartum depression, there should be no cause for embarrassment or shame. Postpartum depression is a natural occurrence and can be effectively tended to with the right treatment. Nevertheless, knowing the signs and causes of Postpartum Depression can help you recognize when additional clinical help may be necessary.
In the case of Postpartum Depression, education is often the first line of defense, and acquainting yourself with the symptoms can be the difference between immediate and effective treatment vs. prolonged and even agonizing depression. While no two experiences are identical, those suffering from postpartum depression will commonly encounter some combination of the following to varying degrees: feelings of hopelessness, overwhelming saddness, irritability, moodiness, crying spells, hazy thoughts, bouts of rage, muscle and head aches, loss of appetite, withdrawn social tendencies, inability to bond or attach with your baby and thoughts of self-harm or harm to your baby.
Treating Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is completely treatable, and at Resilience Treatment Center, our experienced and multidisciplinary team of clinicians not only understands how best to treat the root causes of postpartum depression – in a comprehensive and holistic manner – but integrates psychiatric and psychological care in a customized plan to most appropriately address your set of needs. Given that postpartum depression tends to be quite short in span, yet very intense in many instances, we approach its treatment from an extremely broad and comprehensive angle in order to essentially utilize a broad arsenal of clinical and holistic solutions.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, treatments that are most effective in addressing postpartum depression are psychotherapy and talk therapy—with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) among them. Additionally, in some instances antidepressant medications have proven effectual in aiding mood regulation. At Resilience Treatment Center, treating postpartum depression means leveraging the most effective tools at our disposal in an integrative and comprehensive manner to build emotional Resilience.
Our Los Angeles, California based team of multidisciplinary and experienced clinicians provide the following services in a highly individualized setting:
- Postpartum depression recovery clients receive five individual therapy sessions per week that include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally, we also offer a series of group therapy sessions that run an extensive gamut; among them are process groups, healthy relationships groups, life skills coaching, medication management and family therapy sessions
- The Resilience Treatment Program entails extensive psychiatric care, among an array of other clinical and ancillary support services. Building a tailored treatment plan guided by the best practices from the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy ensure that the specific needs of our clients can be addressed from various degrees and angles.
- As a core component of our mission and treatment philosophy, Resilience Treatment Center’s clients are exposed to a broad range of experiential therapies that seek to harness creativity, physical well-being and socially engaging activities that all build emotional resilience. Among the experiential therapy modalities available to clients are horticulture (gardening) therapy, art therapy, creative writing therapy, guided meditation, cooking and nutrition modalities, yoga and daily access to an upscale exercise facility>
The first step to creating a healthy and balanced life is knowing that the right treatment for you or your loved one is out there. At Resilience Treatment Center of West LA, our dedicated and experienced clinical team takes an integrative approach to mental health, empowering patients through individualized programming in order to build emotional resilience. Whether you’re suffering from depression, dual diagnosis, bipolar disorder, co-occurring disorders, a personality disorder, body dysmorphia or anxiety, seeking treatment always begins with a complimentary assessment conducted by industry-leading clinicians.