“This is a breakthrough for patients. Until [Tuesday] there were no antidepressants for women with postpartum depression,” ADAA Member Dr. Kristina Deligiannidis, an associate professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset and director of women’s behavioral health at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, said Wednesday.
As a psychiatrist who specializes in the mental health of women in the postpartum period, Deligiannidis said she has seen new moms in emotionally desperate condition, but the doctor underscored how surprised she was when observing how quickly women recovered from severe postpartum depression when administered the drug.
"I do not see Zulresso having significant uptake given the requirements for IV infusion and duration of the infusion," says ADAA member Sanjay Mathew, MD in this article on the approval for the first postpartum depression treatment.
"There are no FDA approved antidepressants for postpartum depression, so approval of the first medication of its kind is a breakthrough for patients," says ADAA member Kristina M. Deligiannidis MD in this CNN article.
ADAA member Mary Alvord, Ph.D. shares tips on how parents can help their children cope with difficult situations in this Washington Post article that explores six ways parents and schools can combine forces to tackle the spike in tween suicide.
For those who struggle with anxiety and insomnia, lying in bed at night can be dreadful. Before getting into bed for the night, many will describe allowing themselves to have a nice, relaxing evening. They may feel relatively low stress or little to no anxiety. But, as soon as the lights turn off for the night, the brain turns on with a vengeance. Now you’re in bed, wide awake, worrying about any and every possible negative outcome in the days, weeks, months and even years ahead. ADAA member Joseph Brand, PhD shares insights on how to cope with anxiety and sleep issues.
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