FDA Approves Drug For Postpartum Depression


REPORTED IT. BOTH ARE ON PAID LEAVE, WHILE AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FDA HAS APPROVED THE DRUG TO HELP WOMEN SUFFERING WITH SEVERE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. Reporter: CAROL FERGUSON KOREA’S SON WILL BE A YEAR OLD NEXT MONTH. AS A NEW MOM SHE SAYS RAISING A BABY HASN’T BEEN EASY. DEFINITELY DID NOT KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING. Reporter: SHE WAS NEVER DIAGNOSED WITH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, SHE DID HAVE THE BABY BLUE. DEFINITELY DAYS WHERE CRYING, NOT SLEEPING, MOMENTS WHERE I FELT LIKE THIS IS REALLY HARD AND ANXIETY SAID IN. Reporter: SHE FOCUSES ON FITNESS AND MOM SUPPORT GROUPS TO GET HER THROUGH THE DARK DAYS. IS ESTIMATED POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY ONE IN NINE WOMEN IN THE U.S. NOW, A NEWLY APPROVED DRUG IS THE FIRST AND ONLY MEDICINE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO TREAT IT. UNFORTUNATE WE HAVEN’T HAD GOOD TREATMENTS FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, MEDICALLY SPEAKING. DR. CARRIE PARKS, AN OBGYN IN PASADENA, KNOWS FIRSTHAND WHAT IT FEELS LIKE. I DEVELOPED POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AFTER MY THIRD CHILD. I DON’T KNOW IF I WAS OVERWHELMED BUT I REALLY COULDN’T FUNCTION. I HAD DIFFICULTY GOING BACK TO WORK AND I DIDN’T WANT TO GET UP. SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE SADNESS, ANXIETY, IRRITABILITY, LOSS OF APPETITE AND SELF-HARM INCLUDING SUICIDE AND LOSS OF INTEREST IN YOUR BABY. SHE SAYS THE NEW DRUG SOUNDS PROMISING BECAUSE IT WORKS FAST, WITHIN 48 HOURS, AND SAFE FOR BREAST-FEEDING MOMS, UNLIKE OTHER ANTIDEPRESSANTS OUT THERE. JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER PATIENT I DID NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH HOW THAT MEDICATION MIGHT BE AFFECTING MY BABY SO I STOPPED TAKING IT. Reporter: IT TARGET SPECIFIC BRAIN RECEPTORS TO REBALANCE HORMONES THAT SPIKE DURING PREGNANCY EMPLOYMENT AFTER BIRTH. THE NEW MEDICINE IS A ONE TIME I.V. TREATMENT THAT REQUIRES A THREE NIGHT HOSPITAL STAY. AMAZING IT IS AVAILABLE AND OBVIOUSLY A NEED FOR. THE NEW DRUG COMES AT A PRETTY HEFTY COST. ONE TIME INFUSION TREATMENT

One Reply to “FDA Approves Drug For Postpartum Depression”

  1. Fda approval doesnt mean anything to me…. Lets see where this goes in ten years…. Depression shouldn't be solved by chemicals

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