The idealized image of motherhood is a woman instantly bonding with her newborn without any issues. Despite this idea that is celebrated in advertising and elsewhere, many women find themselves on a different path. Postpartum depression can happen to any woman, and it’s not her fault. It’s a serious condition that impacts not only the new mother but her child and other close family members. The good news is that effective help is available to help put an end to this condition. Peachtree Wellness Solutions provides structured postpartum depression inpatient treatment that helps women overcome their illness and establish a healthy pattern of being a new mother. 

You are not alone. You deserve to get help.

Peachtree Wellness is an industry leader in mental health treatment. Our team of top medical experts specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as an individual. Call us today, we’re available 24/7.

Overview of Inpatient Postpartum Depression Treatment

Our postpartum depression inpatient treatment includes access to two different types of programs. The first is residential care which provides a comfortable, homelike location for women to live temporarily while they work on improving their mental health. This can be helpful for more severe cases of postpartum depression. 

The other option is outpatient programs, which requires the woman to travel to a facility for therapy sessions during the day. She can still live at home while receiving structured care from a team of experienced therapists. There are two levels of outpatient care:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Takes place several hours per day for five to seven days per week
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Takes place over nine or more hours per week for two to five days per week.

The Need for Postpartum Treatment in Today's World

As the old saying goes, women have come a long way. Yet, many new mothers still end up struggling with depressive symptoms in the period after they give birth through no fault of their own. In fact, 13% of women who were in the postpartum period reported that they felt depression related to this time. Unfortunately, about 20% of women attending prenatal visits with their physician were not screened for symptoms of depression. Women who develop postpartum depression often do not realize they have a serious condition, and many write it off as “the baby blues”. Still, others cover up what’s happening out of fear of being judged by their partners, family members, or friends. 

As much as women have established a presence in careers and other important arenas of modern life, some still find it difficult to admit they are struggling and need help. Looking for postpartum depression inpatient treatment is a sign of strength, and the sooner a woman seeks help, the quicker she can get back to feeling mentally healthy.

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Someone in need of postpartum depression inpatient treatment may recognize some of their symptoms but not understand that they indicate a need for professional treatment. Common signs and symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Constantly feeling sad or depressed
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Crying
  • Difficulty bonding with the baby
  • Guilt about not having the expected elevated moods after having a baby
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the change in her life
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling others are judging her for not living up to their expectations
  • Change in appetite
  • Anger toward the baby or the mother’s partner
  • Thoughts of harming the baby or herself

How Long Does Postpartum Depression Treatment Last?

Someone with postpartum depression who does not seek treatment can end up suffering from it for several months or longer. When a woman gets professional help, her treatment team will assess her to determine her current mental and physical health. What symptoms she has and the severity of them will determine what treatment plan will fit her needs. On average, a woman with postpartum depression will need treatment for at least 30 days, although attending therapy sessions for 60 days or more provides better results.

Benefits of Postpartum Depression Treatment at Peachtree Wellness

Women who receive treatment for their postpartum depression gain several benefits. Those who need residential care often find it beneficial to have a safe place to get away and concentrate on the healing process. Residential centers provide calmness and the ability to focus on getting better before returning home. Outpatient treatment allows new moms to attend therapy sessions at a comfortable location while still returning home to be with their families in the evenings and on weekends. 

Both residential and outpatient programs provide access to a menu of different types of therapy that help alleviate the symptoms of postpartum depression. Staff members are trained to treat this disorder with compassion and discretion. As well, an array of prescription medications can be used to help minimize symptoms and help in the overall healing process. 

How We Treat Postpartum Depression

A big part of what makes our postpartum depression inpatient treatment so effective is the variety of types of therapy we offer. Women can take advantage of attending the following therapy modalities:

  • Individual therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Holistic therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Red Light therapy
  • Biosound therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Genetic testing

Begin Postpartum Depression Inpatient Treatment in Atlanta

Has postpartum depression interfered with your ability to have stable emotions and enjoy being a new mother? If so, we can provide the multi-disciplinary care necessary to heal from this challenging mental health disorder. Peachtree Wellness Solutions provides postpartum depression inpatient treatment that takes the stigma out of what’s going on. We use a variety of therapies to help improve your emotional and mental status. With our help, you can feel like your old self again and get back to taking care of your child.

Visit our admissions page now to find out how easy it is to begin treatment. Let us help you regain your sense of self and enjoy being a mom again.

Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. In the case of a medical emergency please contact 911 or visit your local emergency department.

We Work With Most Insurance

Most major health insurance plans with out-of-network benefits can help cover the costs associated with our program. Find out your coverage now.