FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression, Zulresso (brexanolone)
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Postpartum depression is a common and often devastating condition for new mothers, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug to help combat it. The drug, Zulresso (brexanolone), is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The F.D.A. Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours, providing near immediate relief to women experiencing symptoms, according to the New York Times. Postpartum depression has historically been treated with counseling or general antidepressants, which can take weeks to kick in or may not work at all. The newly-approved drug, brexanolone, will be marketed as Zulresso. The treatment will be offered only as an in-patient option at certified medical centers because it c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime overnight Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours, providing near immediate relief to women experiencing symptoms, according to the New York Times. Postpartum depression has historically been treated with counseling or general antidepressants, which can take weeks to kick in or may not work at all. The newly-approved drug, brexanolone, will be marketed as Zulresso. The treatment will be offered only as an in-patient option at certified medical centers because it c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime overnight Source Type: news

FDA approves a new postpartum depression treatment
The drug rebalances hormones that spike during pregnancy and plummet after birth (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it ’ s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: your-feed-science Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antidepressants Pregnancy and Childbirth Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

FDA approves new treatment for postpartum depression
The FDA has approved the first drug specifically designed to treat postpartum depression. In the U.S., about one in nine mothers experience depression after having a baby. As Dr. Tara Narula reports, the new drug is providing hope. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First drug specifically for postpartum depression is approved
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug developed specifically for postpartum depression, a debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women a year in the United States. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brexanolone (Zulresso), First Drug for Postpartum Depression FDA Approves Brexanolone (Zulresso), First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The drug can be given only in a certified facility, and women will have to stay for the entire 2.5 days it takes for the infusion.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves the first drug designed to treat postpartum depression
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesdayapproved the first drug specifically forpostpartum depression, a debilitating condition that affects about 400,000 women a year in the United States.The disorder, which begins during pregnancy or within a month of childbirth, is far more severe than... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Laurie McGinley, Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves Zulresso (brexanolone) for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression
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... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA approves Sage's first-ever treatment for postpartum depression
The FDA has approved Cambridge biopharma Sage Therapeutics' first product, a drug that the company says will be the first product specifically designed to treat postpartum depression. Zulresso is Sage's (Nasdaq: SAGE) first product to reach the market and one of two treatments the company has developed to treat postpartum depression. Its second potential therapy, an oral medication known as SAGE 217, succeeded in a late-stage trial as a postpartum treatment and is also being ev aluated as a potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

FDA approves Sage's first-ever treatment for postpartum depression
The FDA has approved Cambridge biopharma Sage Therapeutics' first product, a drug that the company says will be the first product specifically designed to treat postpartum depression. Zulresso is Sage's (Nasdaq: SAGE) first product to reach the market and one of two treatments the company has developed to treat postpartum depression. Its second potential therapy, an oral medication known as SAGE 217, succeeded in a late-stage trial as a postpartum treatment and is also being ev aluated as a potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

FDA approves first treatment for post-partum depression
FDA approves Zulresso (brexanolone), the first drug for post-partum depression (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Maternal Infection Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Maternal Infection
A study of more than 1.5 million children suggests those who had been exposed to maternal infection in utero are at significantly greater risk of developing autism or depression during their lifetime.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Exposures
Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Infection (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food-insecure pregnant women in South Africa: a cross-sectional exploration of maternal depression as a mediator of violence and trauma risk factors - Barnett W, Pellowski J, Kuo C, Koen N, Donald KA, Zar HJ, Stein DJ.
OBJECTIVES: Better understanding of psychosocial risk factors for food insecurity (FI) during pregnancy and how they interact is crucial, given long-term health implications for maternal and child health. We investigated the association between maternal ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Etiology, risk factors, and methods of postpartum depression prevention - Šebela A, Hanka J, Mohr P.
OBJECTIVE: To bring actual summary of knowledge about etiology and risk factors for development of postpartum depression, and modern methods of its prevention. DESIGN: Review. SETTING: National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Forgotten fathers: New dads also at risk for postpartum depression
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas) UNLV study provides an in-depth look at new fathers' experiences with PPD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

Verbal abuse during pregnancy increases frequency of newborn hearing screening referral: the Japan Environment and Children's Study - Komori K, Komori M, Eitoku M, Joelle Muchanga SM, Ninomiya H, Kobayashi T, Suganuma N.
BACKGROUND: Verbal abuse during pregnancy has a greater impact than physical and sexual violence on the incidence of postnatal depression and maternal abuse behavior towards their children. In addition, exposure of children (aged 12 months to adolescence) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Main Line biopharm CEO stepping down
A Main Line biopharmaceutical company is searching for a new chief executive officer. Marinus Pharmaceuticals of Radnor said Tuesday its CEO, Christopher Cashman, is leaving the company effective March 18 to pursue other opportunities. Founded in 2003, Marinus (NASDAQ: MRNS) is focused on developing new medicines to treat to epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Its lead new drug candidate, ganaxolone, is being tested as a potential treatment for postpartum depression and acute epilepsy. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Counsel At-risk Women to Help Prevent Perinatal Depression
A U.S. Preventive Services Task Force final statement recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling interventions. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Some Characteristics Unique to Depression Before, After Birth
Background traits tied to chronic depression; delivery experience tied to early postpartum depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Prevalence and determinants of antenatal depression in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Ayano G, Tesfaw G, Shumet S.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder during pregnancy, can alter fetal development and have a lasting impact on the offspring's neurological and behavioral development. However, no review has been conducted to report t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

New report recommends ways to prevent depression during pregnancy and postpartum
The report stressed a diagnosis of perinatal depression is not the same as "baby blues." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Depression Affects 15% of New Moms. A New Guideline Could Help Prevent It
A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth. The recommendation is the first from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on preventing perinatal depression, which strikes during pregnancy or after childbirth and affects almost 15% of new mothers. The guideline states that clinicians, namely primary care providers, should provide counseling services, or references to them, to all pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk of perinatal depression. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression
Clinicians should provide counseling or referral to high - risk pregnant, postpartum women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression
A government panel ’ s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Depression (Mental) Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls United States Preventive Services Task Force Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression. This recommendation forms... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oxytocin and maltreatment potential : influence of maternal depression, borderline personality disorder and experience of early childhood maltreatment - Kluczniok D, Dittrich K, Hindi Attar C, B ödeker K, Roth M, Jaite C, Winter S, Herpertz SC, Röpke S, Heim C, Bermpohl F.
BACKGROUND: The "empathy hormone" oxytocin (OXT) is associated with social interaction and parent-child interaction. Mothers with mental stress factors, e.g., history of depression, borderline personality disorder or early life maltreatment in their own ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Characteristics of women with different perinatal depression trajectories - Wikman A, Axfors C, Iliadis SI, Cox J, Fransson E, Skalkidou A.
This study aimed at describing characteristics related to background and lifestyle, pregn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Exploring the effect of antenatal depression treatment on children's epigenetic profiles: findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial - Bleker LS, Milgrom J, Sexton-Oates A, Roseboom TJ, Gemmill AW, Holt CJ, Saffery R, Burger H, de Rooij SR.
BACKGROUND: Children prenatally exposed to maternal depression more often show behavioral and emotional problems compared to unexposed children, possibly through epigenetic alterations. Current evidence is largely based on animal and observational human st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of text messaging for postpartum depression screening and information provision - Lawson A, Dalfen A, Murphy KE, Milligan N, Lancee W.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using text messages to enhance mental health screening and education of women in the immediate postpartum period. METHODS:: A total of 937 postpartum women were recruited fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Maternal depression and natural disaster-related stress may affect infants' temperament
(Wiley) A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth
(Wiley) Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. In a Journal of Neuroscience Research study, researchers examined subgroups of women followed from pregnancy to six months postpartum, for example comparing those with depression only after childbirth with those experiencing depression during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association of secondhand smoke and depressive symptoms in nonsmoking pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Suzuki D, Wariki WMV, Suto M, Yamaji N, Takemoto Y, Rahman MM, Ota E.
BACKGROUND: Globally about 30% of adult women and 40% of children are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) from active smokers. SHS exposure of pregnant women has been associated with postpartum depression. Unexposed women in pregnancy had lower rates of post... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Maternal Factors Predict Postpartum Depression Trajectory
Parity, education, baseline global functioning, depression severity predict chronic severe trajectory (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal Factors Predict Postpartum Depression Trajectory
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Four maternal characteristics can predict 12-month trajectories for women with postpartum depression with 72.8 percent accuracy, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Depression& Anxiety. Sheehan D. Fisher,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Culturally-adapted cognitive behavioural therapy based intervention for maternal depression: a mixed-methods feasibility study - Khan S, Lovell K, Lunat F, Masood Y, Shah S, Tomenson B, Husain N.
BACKGROUND: British Pakistanis are one of the largest ethnic minority groups living in the UK, with high rates of maternal depression being reported in this population. Evidence suggests that culturally-adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Maternal inflammation during pregnancy and offspring psychiatric symptoms in childhood: timing and sex matter - Mac Giollabhui N, Breen EC, Murphy SK, Maxwell SD, Cohn BA, Krigbaum NY, Cirillo PM, Perez C, Alloy LB, Drabick DAG, Ellman LM.
OBJECTIVE: Maternal infection during pregnancy has been associated with increased risk of offspring psychopathology, including depression. As most infections do not cross the placenta, maternal immune responses to infection have been considered as potentia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postpartum depression and affecting factors in primary care - Oztora S, Arslan A, Caylan A, Dagdeviren HN.
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and affecting factors of postpartum depression (PPD) in Edirne city center. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 111 pregnant women in their third trimester in Family Health Centers in Edi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression
(University of York) A major study, from the University of York, provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers can reduce their risk of postpartum depression with saffron
(Natural News) Mothers typically experience postpartum depression after giving birth. However, this condition is often treated with the use of antidepressant drugs, which come with potentially harmful side effects. Fortunately, researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Kashan University of Medical Sciences in Iran discovered the antidepressant potential of saffron. In their study, published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal- versus paternal-perpetrated maltreatment and risk for sexual and peer bullying revictimization in young women with depression - Cunningham S, Goff C, Bagby RM, Stewart JG, Larocque C, Mazurka R, Ravindran A, Harkness KL.
BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment is one of the strongest predictors of sexual and peer bullying re-victimization. However, it is not clear which types of maltreatment are associated with the greatest risk. OBJECTIVE: The current study examined th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Four maternal characteristics determine the 12-month course of chronic severe postpartum depressive symptoms - Fisher SD, Sit DK, Yang A, Ciolino JD, Gollan JK, Wisner KL.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression is a heterogeneous disorder in phenotype and etiology. Characterizing the longitudinal course of depressive symptoms over the first year after birth and identifying variables that predict distinct symptom trajectories will... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?
(Northwestern University) A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict -- with 72.8 percent accuracy -- if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists predicted this depression trajectory using four maternal characteristics that put the mother at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance of a full recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of intention and feeling toward being pregnant on postpartum depression: the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS) - Baba S, Kimura T, Ikehara S, Honjo K, Eshak ES, Sato T, Iso H, Kawamoto T, Saito H, Kishi R, Yaegashi N, Hashimoto K, Mori C, Ito S, Yamagata Z, Inadera H, Kamijima M, Nakayama T, Iso H, Shima M, Hirooka Y, Suganuma N, Kusuhara K, Katoh T.
Pregnancy intention is reported to be associated with the risk of postpartum depression (PPD), but the impact of feelings toward being pregnant on PPD is unknown. We aimed to examine whether feelings toward being pregnant are associated with PPD at 1 month... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news