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.
If you are thinking about hurting or even killing yourself, get help now.
Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Not sure if you have postpartum depression?
Find out if you need treatment by completing our free mental health assessment online.
How We Treat Postpartum Depression
Treatment can include weekly sessions and unlimited texting with your therapist - first month free.
Work closely with your Alpha Provider to find the most effective medication for you.
Self Care Advice
Follow expert tips and advice to reduce stress and improve your mental health.
Often, treatment may include a combination of self care, talk therapy, and medication.
Alpha Mental Health Service
per year (or $45 every 3 months)
Treatment for both depression and anxiety
All online mental health visits are covered. No need to pay additional fees each time you consult your Alpha Provider.
Personalized treatment plan
Through different phases of your treatment, our Providers may refer you to talk therapy or prescribe different medications and doses, in order to minimize and prevent the return of symptoms and new episodes.
Unlimited messaging with our care team
Access our Care Team anytime with questions or concerns.
We'll help you check what is covered under insurance, should you choose to use it.
*Cost of medication is not included; may be covered by your insurance plan.
Why a flat fee?
Because care for mental health conditions is a long term, on-going treatment that requires more frequent interactions with your medical provider, we charge an annual (or quarterly) flat fee for the comprehensive service.
Psychotherapy, or Talk Therapy, can be as effective as medication when treating depression.
We partner with BetterHelp, an e-counseling platform independent from Alpha, to address the mental health needs of our patients.
Treatment includes weekly sessions and unlimited texting with your therapist for an additional fee. BetterHelp will waive its charge for the first month - a $260 value.
Enroll in the Alpha Mental Health Service and get matched with a licensed therapist within 24 hours to enjoy one free month of professional online counseling.
Prescription medication has proven to be an effective treatment for depression. Each drug affects patients differently, so our Alpha Clinicians will work closely with you to monitor the effects and make medication adjustment and/or dosing changes.
We do not prescribe MAO inhibitors, benzodiazepines or other controlled substances.
Self Care Advice
Are you feeling anxious, hopeless, or like you’re a bad mother? Given the hormones and overwhelming responsibilities of parenthood, recognizing postpartum depression and taking care of yourself are more important than ever.
Recognizing Postpartum Depression
Managing Postpartum Depression
How it Works
Answer questions about your health condition online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours (8 hours for urgent care).
Medications will be shipped to you for free (or sent to your pharmacy for pick up).
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