FDA Approves First-Ever Postpartum Depressing Drug


FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE F.D.A. HAS APPROVED A DRUG TO SPECIFICALLY TREAT POST- PARTUM DEPRESSION, IT AFFECTS 20% OF NEW MOMS IN THE U.S. AND CAN MAKE THEM FEEL ALONE AND EMPTY AND EVEN COULD CAUSE HARM TO THEMSELVES OR THEIR BABY. I REMEMBER BEING IN THAT PICTURE. STEPHANIE AND ADAM HAD JUST MOVED TO CHINA WHEN THEY BECAME PARENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME. SHE WAS THE SAME SIZE AS MONKEY. AFTER HADLEY WAS BORN, SHE STARTED SLIDING INTO DEPRESSION. I HAD INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS, YOUR HUSBAND DESERVES A BETTER WIFE AND YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE A BETTER MOM. IT CAN INCLUDE SADNESS, IRRITABLE, SELF HARM AND SUICIDE AND LOSS OF INTEREST IN THE NEW BABY. AFTER THREE MONTHS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS, STEPHANIE WAS FEELING LIKE HER OLD SELF. STEPHANIE WENT BACK ON MEDICATION AS A PRECAUTION. AND HOW SOON AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER CHILD DID YOU START SEEING THE SAME SYMPTOMS. THE CRYING WAS IMMEDIATELY, AND IT WAS DARKER THAN THE FIRST TIME. STEPHANIE SIGNED UP FOR A CLINICAL TRIAL OF A NEW KIND OF MEDICINE. THIS MEDICINE SENDS RECEPTORS THAT REBALANCES THE HORMONES AND A DOCTOR FROM NORTH CAROLINA LED THE TRIALS AND HE SAID FAST ACTING RELIEF IS VITAL. THE TREATMENTS ARE NOT GOING TO WORK FOR A MONTH OR MORE, THAT’S HARD TO LOOK AT SOMEONE AND SAY I KNOW YOU’RE SUFFERING TREMENDOUSLY AND WE’LL START TREATMENT IN A MONTH FROM NOW AND YOU’LL FEEL BETTER. THE NEW MEDICINE IS A ONE- TIME INTERVENOUS TREATMENT THAT REQUIRES A 3 NIGHT HOSPITAL STAY. IN CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE TRIALS, 70% HAD IMPROVED MOOD, APPETITE AND FUNCTIONING, STEPHANIE FELT BETTER ON THE FIRST DAY. AND THE NEW DRUG HAD PROMISING CLINICAL TRIALS WITH MOST MOMS FINDING RELIEF, BUT

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