New Postpartum Drug Is the Second Wholly Different Depression Treatment to be Approved This Month – Gizmodo

Photo: bingngu93 (Pixabay) New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It’s the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address depression in a dramatically different way. But the treatment won’t come without serious restrictions on its use, nor will it necessarily be cheap. On Tuesday, the FDA approved Sage Therapeutics’ Zulresso for the treatment of postpartum depression in adult women. It’s the first drug tailored specifically for postpartum depression, which is estimated to affect 400,000 women annually in the U.S. And according to Samantha Meltzer-Brody, one of the ...

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