Treatment for Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression can be treated with counseling, support groups and medication. The St. Joseph Hospital "Caring for Women with Maternal Depression Program" is run by a team of psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers and marriage family therapists who provide comprehensive help and support to women who suffer from postpartum depression.
Getting Help at St. Joseph Hospital
The "Caring for Women with Maternal Depression Program" is part of the comprehensive services and support that St. Joseph Hospital provides to their patients and the larger community. In fact, 100% of mothers who deliver at St. Joseph Hospital are screened for postpartum depression through the Bridges for Newborns Program. Also, we work in collaboration with a program called MOMS (Maternal Outreach Management System) to provide services for our Spanish-speaking patients.
The program's medical director, Dr. Shanbhag, has served as a psychiatrist at St. Joseph Hospital for 16 years. He has been instrumental in educating other medical professionals about symptoms of postpartum depression, as well as treatment for women who suffer from this condition.
Our Program Includes:
- Individual counseling sessions
- New Mother's Group
- Continuing Mother's Group Postpartum Dad's Group