Tag Archives: Postpartum

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put her at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance… Read More »

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 »

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 »