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Postpartum Depression

Symptoms of postpartum depression can last a full 3 years after childbirth and, in some cases, worsen over time, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Many women experience an even greater vulnerability to psychiatric crisis in the postpartum period than during pregnancy, requiring a careful balancing of needs that should prioritize the mother's health, Marlene Freeman, MD, said at Psych Congress…
After a Breakthrough Therapy guidance meeting with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Sage Therapeutics announced plans to launch 3 additional studies of its investigational drug zuranolone.
Sage Therapeutics Inc's oral treatment for postpartum depression met the main goal of reducing symptoms of the condition, when compared with a placebo in a phase 3 clinical trial.
The benefits of Sage Therapeutics Inc's experimental treatment for postpartum depression outweigh risks, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
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