Also known as Perinatal Depression, this type of depression occurs during or after pregnancy and is characterized by severe mood swings, exhaustion, insomnia, loss of appetite, hopelessness and difficulty bonding with the baby that could last longer than months. Men may experience irritability, indecisiveness, and restricted range of emotion. About 1 in 8 women experience postpartum depression after having a baby.
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Improved Clinical Outcomes
87% of Alpha mental health patients with severe depression and anxiety showed improvement after their first return visit.
Not sure if you have postpartum depression?
Find out if you need treatment by completing our free mental health assessment online.
If you are thinking about hurting or even killing yourself, get help now.
Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
How We Treat Postpartum Depression
The first step is to get a proper medical diagnosis. Available with Alpha Membership Plus, our mental health service includes your initial medical diagnosis and up to 4 covered visits per month with your Alpha Provider.
Work closely with your Alpha Provider to find the most effective medication for you.
Talk Therapy Referral
We’ve partnered with BetterHelp to provide 1 free month with a therapist (optional).
Self Care Advice
Access our expert resources and content to help reduce stress and improve mental health.
Alpha Membership Plus
Access treatment for depression, anxiety, and over 100 medical conditions*
Benefits of the Alpha Mental Health Service with Alpha Membership Plus
Up to 4 covered visits per month
Alpha Membership Plus includes 4 visits every month. Return visits help us measure your progress and adjust your treatment plan. Any future refills will depend on your completion of these return visits.
Personalized Treatment Plan
The 3 phases of treatment (acute, continuation, maintenance) are structured to minimize and prevent the return of symptoms, and prevent lifetime return of new episodes.
Access to the Alpha Care Team anytime with questions or concerns.
Our third-party mail order pharmacy partner accepts insurance for medication. Your care team will work with you on a treatment that’s right for you.
When you choose our partner pharmacy, prescription medication ships free and is delivered to your home (or pickup at your local pharmacy).
Access free trial programs with our partners for talk therapy, yoga, fitness, and meditation.
*Cost of medication not included, may be covered by your insurance. Mental health service is available only with Alpha Membership Plus.
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How It Works
Answer questions about your health condition online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send an appropriate treatment plan. Your care is evidence-based and personalized at every visit.
Your care team will respond to any questions through our secure messaging platform. Then, choose to have medication shipped to you for free, or sent to your preferred pharmacy.
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