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What are available treatments for postpartum depression?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Many Options
Depending on the severity here are options to consider talking with your obgyn and psychiatrist: 1) bright light therapy 2) psychotherapy 3) antidepressant drugs - some drugs, such as zoloft & paxil, (paroxetine) end up in very low concentrations (if at all) in breast milk.
4) transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is an outpatient treatment that uses an MRI strength magnet to stimulate the brain. 5) and more.

In brief: Many Options
Depending on the severity here are options to consider talking with your obgyn and psychiatrist: 1) bright light therapy 2) psychotherapy 3) antidepressant drugs - some drugs, such as zoloft & paxil, (paroxetine) end up in very low concentrations (if at all) in breast milk.
4) transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is an outpatient treatment that uses an MRI strength magnet to stimulate the brain. 5) and more.
Dr. Kira Stein
Dr. Kira Stein
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Meds/Psychotherapy
Depending on severity, medication might be prescribed.
Psychotherapy will help to cope with transitions/changes new baby brings to the family; will also help you figure out how to fit in self-care into your routine, some me time that is important. In severe cases, when there' s a danger to the baby or the mother, then hospitalization is warranted.

In brief: Meds/Psychotherapy
Depending on severity, medication might be prescribed.
Psychotherapy will help to cope with transitions/changes new baby brings to the family; will also help you figure out how to fit in self-care into your routine, some me time that is important. In severe cases, when there' s a danger to the baby or the mother, then hospitalization is warranted.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Group Support
Another treatment option is to explore group support, through group therapy or meet ups.
This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal local mom meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone.

In brief: Group Support
Another treatment option is to explore group support, through group therapy or meet ups.
This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal local mom meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone.
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Dr. Linda Kondilis
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