Tag Archives: depression

Oral Allopregnanolone Analogue for Postpartum Depression Treatment

In 2015, we first reported on SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics), a new medication for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD).  SAGE-547, now called brexanolone, is a neurosteroid, an analogue of allopregnanolone and an allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors.  Since that time, Sage Therapeutics has conducted three randomized controlled trials, enrolling a total of 247 women diagnosed… Read More »

Hearing Loss Can Increase Your Risk Of Depression

Research has discovered that older people with age-related hearing loss experienced more depressive symptoms; the more the hearing loss, the more the risk of having symptoms of depression. The results indicate that treating age-related hearing loss, an under recognized and under treated condition among all older people, could be one method to help prevent late-life… Read More »

Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Teenagers Are at Higher Risk of Depression, Says A Study

Gays and lesbians teens are at high risk of depression. (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Owing to discrimination and stigma associated with sexual minorities, depressive symptoms are more common among those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, not exclusively heterosexual, or not sure of their sexual orientation from age 10, and continue throughout their early adulthood, say… Read More »