New Drug To Treat Postpartum Depression


AND AS OF THIS WEEK, THE A HAS APPROVED A DRUG SPECIFICALLY INTENDED FOR ITS TREATMENT. TIM: ABCS MAGGIE RULLI SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS AND WHO IT WILL IMPACT.. ” A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH IS GIVING HOPE TO WOMEN WITH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SOT DR. JEN ASHTON: “THIS DRUG’S HISTORIC. IT’S THE FIRST DRUG EVER TO BE APPROVED BY THE FDA TO TREAT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.// THE RESULTS ARE ALMOST IMMEDIATE.” WOMEN LIKE STEPHANIE HATHAWAY SOT STEPHANIE HATHAWAY: “I WAS UNABLE TO MAKE MYSELF COOK, UNABLE TO MAKE MYSELF CLEAN, VERY DIFFICULT TO TAKE CARE OF THE BABY.” STEPAHNIE SUFFERED FROM CRIPPLING POST PARTUM DEPRESSION FOLLOWING BOTH OF HER PREGNANCIES WHEN ANT DEPRESSANTS FAILED TO HELP AFTER HER SECOND BIRTH THE 33 YEAR OLD DECIDED TO TAKE PART IN A STUDY FOR A NEW DRUG CALLED ZULRESSO, THE FIRST EVER MEDICATION MADE THROUGH A SINGLE, 60 HOUR IV INFUSION. STEPHANIE SAYS SHE BEGAN TO FEEL BETTER WITHIN JUST A FEW HOURS. SOT STEPHANIE HATHAWAY: “I JUST REMEMBER MY HUSBAND SAYING WOW, I HAVEN’T HEARD THE “YOU” IN YOUR VOICE IN SO LONG.'” ZULRESSO WORKS BY TARGETING A UNIQUE SET OF RECEPTORS IN THE BRAIN*DIFFEREN* FROM THE ONES THAT ARE TARGETED BY TRADITIONAL ANT DEPRESSION MEDICATIONS. POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS. BUT ABC’S CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JENNIFER ASHTON SAYS THE WILL THEY COVER IT? AS A PRACTICING PHYSICIAN I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT THEY WILL. TAG: ABOUT 1 IN EVERY 9 WOMEN SUFFER FROM POST PARTUM DEPRESSION IN THE U.S. AND

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