Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression services offered in White Plains, NY

Postpartum Depression

If you’re feeling down in the dumps after having a baby, you might have postpartum depression. Board-certified anesthesiologist Michael Kullman, MD, in White Plains, New York, offers ketamine treatments for new moms struggling with depression or other mental health concerns. For symptom relief, schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation with Dr. Kullman by phone or online today.

Postpartum Depression

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is a condition in women that affects their mood after having a baby. The exact symptoms vary from person to person, as depression isn’t the same for everybody. 

However, this form of depression can become debilitating for new moms and increase the risk of self-harm or not being a present, happy parent.

What are the symptoms of postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression can cause the following symptoms after having a baby:

  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Ongoing or extreme sadness
  • Sleep changes
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Loss of interest in favorite things
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling hopeless, worthless, or helpless
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Reduced ability to care for yourself or your baby

Treating postpartum depression can dramatically change your life, improving your mood, emotions, lifestyle habits, and overall quality of life.

What may increase my risk of postpartum depression?

The cause of postpartum depression isn’t always clear, but the risk factors include:

  • Personal or family history of depression
  • Having other mental health conditions
  • Complications during pregnancy
  • Lack of a strong social support network
  • Hormonal changes
  • Physical exhaustion after labor and delivery
  • Difficulty adjusting emotionally to motherhood

Depression is common after becoming a new parent. See Dr. Kullman if you struggle to regain control of your emotions after giving birth. 

Which postpartum depression treatment is best for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for ketamine treatment for postpartum depression, Dr. Kullman discusses your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, and treatment preferences. He personalizes a plan that provides exceptional results. 

How does my doctor treat postpartum depression?

Dr. Kullman uses ketamine infusion therapy to treat women struggling with postpartum depression. This treatment infuses an anesthetic called ketamine into the bloodstream for quick absorption and rapid relief. 

Each infusion typically lasts about 40-60 minutes, though individualized treatment plans vary from person to person. 

Make arrangements for someone to drive you home after ketamine infusion therapy, and take the rest of the day off from work. Dr. Kullman determines when to schedule your next treatment. 

His practice also offers home ketamine therapy and the opportunity to take ketamine in the form of a nasal spray, pill, or dissolvable tablet from the comfort of your home.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth postpartum depression consultation with Michael Kullman, MD

by phone or online today!