Tag Archives: depression

FDA Supports Intravenous Brexanolone for Postpartum Depression

In 2015, we first reported on SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics), a new medication for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD).  SAGE-547, now called brexanolone, is an allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors.  Since that time, Sage Therapeutics has conducted three randomized controlled trials, enrolling a total of 247 women diagnosed with moderate to severe postpartum depression. This… Read More »

Black Caregivers Less Likely to Suffer From Depression

Caring for a loved one with cancer can be emotionally taxing. But Black caregivers are less likely to experience distress or depression than white caregivers, according to new findings presented at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Conference, reports AACR. Researchers enrolled 44 African-American and 46 white informal caregivers—family or friends as… Read More »

How To Deal With Postpartum Depression

— Postpartum Depression. The phrase alone sounds scary and when you learn more about it and what it is, you realize not only is it scary but also sad. Back in the day, you used to hear people talk about having Baby Blues but that is NOT what postpartum depression. Postpartum is a real condition… Read More »