East Valley ER & Hospital is proud to offer Zulresso, a revolutionary treatment for postpartum depression. The beneficial drug can relieve women of postpartum depression symptoms in as little as 24 hours. The treatment is given through an IV and must be administered in-house at East Valley ER & Hospital. Zulresso helps ease both emotional and physical symptoms of postpartum depression, reducing feelings of hopelessness, rage, anxiousness, or thoughts of harming oneself or one’s baby.
Zulresso also alleviates symptoms such as body aches and pains, changes in appetite, and issues sleeping or oversleeping. Moms who took Zulresso generally still felt better 30 days after treatment began, as measured by a standard depression scale. If you or someone you know might benefit from this treatment, please contact our facility at (602) 830-4911.
The phrase “baby blues” refers to the common feelings of sadness, anxiety, or fatigue new mothers can experience after childbirth. However, if those feelings increase and become more severe over time, it may be postpartum depression. Symptoms of postpartum depression, like feelings of hopelessness or exhaustion, can interfere with your ability to function and could make it difficult to care for yourself or your baby. Postpartum depression is a serious disorder that should be talked about openly; women can overcome it with therapy, medication, or treatment like Zulresso.
Sings of postpartum depression include:
- Frequent or uncontrollable sadness or crying
- Feeling exhausted but not being able to sleep
- Unexplainable irritability, anxiety, or anger
- Sleeping too much
- Feeling out of control
- Unexplained aches, illnesses, or pains
- Difficulty remembering things
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
- Feeling the need to escape
- Intrusive thoughts about hurting yourself or your baby
If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, please contact East Valley ER & Hospital or your healthcare provider.
With less than a 15-minute wait, East Valley ER & Hospital offers emergency care for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.