Postpartum Depression

Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults located in Wellington, FL

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression services offered in Wellington, FL

Postpartum depression can have devastating effects on your life if untreated, but compassionate help is available at Lewis Family Psychiatry. The Wellington, Florida, practice offers telemedicine to patients throughout the state of Florida, helping them to get medication, counseling, and other caring support after giving birth. Call the office or click on the online scheduler to arrange your consultation now. 

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression involves depression in women who have given birth in the last 6-12 months.

Postpartum depression symptoms affect up to 20% of childbearing women in America annually. 

What are the symptoms of postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression symptoms can include: 

  • Frequent or persistent sadness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Crying with no clear trigger
  • Feelings of inadequacy or worthlessness
  • Feelings that you’re a bad mother
  • Loss of interest in the things you previously enjoyed
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Lack of energy or chronic fatigue
  • Poor focus and concentration
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Fidgeting, handwringing, or other purposeless movements
  • Slowed speech and movements
  • Anxiousness around your baby
  • Problems bonding with your baby
  • Worrying about hurting yourself or your baby
  • Suicidal thoughts

Symptoms frequently occur together, and your symptoms can vary from one day to another. 

If you experience any of these issues, it’s important to take them seriously. Postpartum depression is a treatable condition if you reach out for help.

How is postpartum depression treated?

Lewis Family Psychiatry offers comprehensive postpartum mental health care. The team personalizes your treatment according to your diagnosis and symptoms. 

For many women struggling with postpartum depression, a combination of prescription medications and psychiatric therapy offers the best results. Genetic testing can direct which medications are likely to give you the best symptom relief. 

If you’re having difficulty navigating the postnatal period, Lewis Family Psychiatry can help you better manage this challenging period so you can enjoy life with your new baby. For nonjudgmental, compassionate care, call the office or click on the provided online scheduler now.