Katie Monarch, a licensed clinical social worker, explains how long postpartum depression/PPD lasts and how a woman can rid herself from the symptoms in the quickest manner.
Katie L. Monarch:
Postpartum depression can last anywhere from a couple of weeks up to a year, and some of the statistics indicate also, that year time frame, it can reoccur. What we have found is that if a mom gets treatment, she gets better quicker, and that’s the beauty of having a postpartum depression program in the fact that they do have a place to come. They are able to get treatment and they get better quicker.
About Katie L. Monarch, L.C.S.W.:
Katie Monarch is the Project Director for the Post Partum Depression program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, where she helped design an education-focused facility. At this hospital all new mothers are screened for postpartum depression through the Bridges for Newborns program using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).
Visit Katie L. Monarch at St. Joseph Hospital