Behavioral Health

Postpartum anxiety: More common than you think

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Because of her swallowing impediments and because she was breastfeeding, sertraline solution was started at very small doses. It was titrated weekly to obtain therapeutic levels. By 4 weeks, her weight stabilized. By 8 weeks, she started gaining weight and sleeping better. She saw the therapist regularly to continue CBT techniques. Over the next several months she started eating a normal diet. She is currently maintained on her SSRI, is still breastfeeding, and has achieved insight into her perinatal anxiety disorder.

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Veronica Jordan, MD, 3569 Round Barn Cir #200, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; veronica.a.jordan@gmail.com.

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