Tag Archives: Depression

Medical News Today: Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism

One key characteristic of clinical depression is anhedonia, the complete lack of pleasure in things and activities that used to be rewarding. A new study in rats has now uncovered an important biological factor that contributes to this state. Researchers have found a new ‘key player’ in depression, and the discovery could lead to therapies… Read More »

FDA Approves Zulresso (brexanolone) for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression

FDA Approves Zulresso (brexanolone) for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression Print this page March 19, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zulresso (brexanolone) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women. This is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for PPD. “Postpartum depression… Read More »

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy. The drug works very quickly, within 48 hours — a significant improvement over currently available antidepressants, which… Read More »

Preventing postpartum depression: Start with women at greatest risk

January 30, 2019 from ObGynNews The last decade has brought appropriate attention to the high prevalence of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, with postpartum depression (PPD) constituting the most common complication in modern obstetrics. There have been very substantial efforts in more than 40 states in the United States to enhance screening for PPD and… Read More »

Doctors describe treatment options for adolescent depression

(Reuters Health) – When a teen is diagnosed with depression, it’s normal for parents to feel overwhelmed and to search for information about which treatment options are best, doctors write in a new patient resource published in JAMA Pediatrics. Although depression affects about 20 percent of adolescents, many don’t seek help and hesitate to talk… Read More »