Postpartum Depression at South Texas Health System Behavioral
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in eight mothers is affected by postpartum depression, making the mood disorder one of the most common mental health crises faced by women today. Often characterized by a prolonged period of intense sadness, worry and tiredness, this is not to be confused with the “baby blues” – a common issue that can occur for a few days after having a baby.
Unlike the “baby blues,” postpartum depression does not go away on its own, and it is extremely important to seek help if you’ve recently had a baby and show any of these symptoms for over two weeks:
- Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
- Issues with eating
- Constant anxiety or panic attacks
- Racing thoughts
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Mood swings, especially towards anger and sadness
- Inability to sleep or sleeping too much
- Loss of interest in others, including the baby
- Memory issues
- Thoughts of hurting yourself or the baby (if this is the case, seek immediate medical or emergency attention from a doctor, hospital or organization)
We understand the importance of both physical and mental health when it comes to recovery, and we have what it takes to get you the treatment you need.
Placement is determined through an assessment, which reveals the individual needs of each client.
Live Better. We Can Help.
South Texas Health System Behavioral offers confidential assessments for those in need of behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and more. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule assessments at 956-388-1300. If you need immediate medical assistance, please contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.