Postpartum Depression Treatment

Postpartum depression is a form of mood disorder that develops early after the birth of a child. While nearly all parents can expect to experience what is known as ‘baby blues’ — short lasting changes in mood and increased irritation after a baby is born — postpartum depression involves much more severe changes such as mood swings, anxiety attacks, difficulty attaching to the newborn, and many more. For this, medical professionals will typically prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and antidepressant medications.

However, SSRIs and antidepressants don’t always deliver the results patients need, and when that happens, mothers and fathers alike can feel helpless as their emotions continue to become more erratic. At Florida Mind Health Center, a ketamine treatment clinic in Gainesville, FL, we make use of ketamine infusion therapy to help our patients manage postpartum depression. Contact us today to learn more about how this innovative treatment can begin improving your depression.

Treating Postpartum Depression With Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine is most frequently used as an anesthetic and pain-relieving medication, but it also has been found to have mood-stabilizing properties when administered in small doses. During a ketamine infusion, ketamine binds to the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors, blocking the receptors’ ability to communicate with other parts of the brain. This gives the brain a chance to restore connections that had become degraded due to postpartum depression, providing patients with improvements in their mood in as little as one treatment. After a ketamine therapy session has occurred, the neural networks throughout the body will continue being repaired as the brain adapts to the blocked receptors, providing patients with improvements in their mood even after the ketamine has left their system.

Ketamine Clinic In Gainesville, FL

Our ketamine therapy clinic provides personalized treatment plans for all of our guests, ensuring that every patient receives the full care they need as they recover from postpartum depression. Caring for a newborn child is a difficult task, and this can lead to new parents feeling overwhelmed as they take on the role of parent. Ketamine infusions are fast-acting, and many patients see months of lasting improvements after just a few treatments. To schedule a consultation, or to learn more about how ketamine can help with depression, contact us today.