Also known as Perinatal Depression, this type of depression occurs during or after pregnancy and is characterized by severe mood swings, exhaustion, insomnia, loss of appetite, hopelessness and difficulty bonding with the baby that could last longer than months. Men may experience irritability, indecisiveness, and restricted range of emotion. About 1 in 8 women experience postpartum depression after having a baby.
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Improved Clinical Outcomes
87% of Alpha mental health patients with severe depression and anxiety showed improvement after their first return visit.
Not sure if you have postpartum depression?
Find out if you need treatment by completing our free mental health assessment online.
How We Treat Postpartum Depression
The first step is to get a proper medical diagnosis. The Alpha Mental Health Service includes your initial medical diagnosis and all follow up visits with your Alpha Provider. Your Provider may prescribe medication, refer you to talk therapy, and provide self care tips.
Work closely with your Alpha Provider to find the most effective medication for you.
Talk Therapy Referral
We’ve partnered with BetterHelp to provide 1 free month with a therapist (optional).
Self Care Advice
Access our expert resources and content to help reduce stress and improve mental health.
Alpha Mental Health Service
Treatment for Depression and Anxiety*
$205 per year
(or $70 every 3 months)
Benefits of the Alpha Mental Health Service
All Mental Health Visits
All consultations are covered, including your initial diagnosis and follow ups. Return visits help us measure your progress and adjust your treatment plan. Any future refills will depend on your completion of these return visits.
Personalized Treatment Plan
The 3 phases of treatment (acute, continuation, maintenance) are structured to minimize and prevent the return of symptoms, and prevent lifetime return of new episodes.
Access to the Alpha Care Team anytime with questions or concerns.
We accept insurance for medication. Our insurance liaisons will inquire about your coverage, medication copays, pharmacy benefit information, and more.
Prescription treatments are delivered to your home with free shipping (or pickup at your local pharmacy).
Access free trial programs with our partners for talk therapy, yoga, fitness, and meditation.
What’s the difference between Alpha Membership and Alpha Mental Health Service?
Why do you charge a flat fee for the Mental Health Service?
Does Alpha provide talk therapy?
Can I get my medications through Alpha if I have already been diagnosed elsewhere?
How it Works
Answer questions about your health condition online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours (8 hours for urgent care).
Medications will be shipped to you for free (or sent to your pharmacy for pick up).
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