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Why This Clinic For Moms With Postpartum Depression Is A Game Changer

A new clinic in New York City is helping moms prioritize their mental health with its focus on diagnosing and treating women for postpartum depression and other postpartum disorders. The Motherhood Center of New York, which opened two months ago, offers treatment for moms battling perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Most commonly, the staff there treats moms with postpartum depression, but they also help women with postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis along with patients dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss. Paige Bellenbaum, program director at the Motherhood Center, said the hundreds of calls the clinic has already received reflects how many mothers need this resource. “Just by design of opening this and of all the attention that has been in the media lately with famous people coming forward and more and more people sharing their stories, we’re seeing an uptick in the willingness to treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders,” she told HuffPost. For mothers with moderate or severe depression, the Motherhood Center offers a day program that lasts five hours a day (Monday through Friday) for about two to three weeks. The program includes individual and group therapy sessions as well as mother-infant therapy, a meditation room, breathing exercises and medication management as needed. Billy Ingram, cofounder and CEO of the Motherhood Center, told HuffPost that about eight patients have graduated from the program, and 10 mo...
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