Tag Archives: postpartum

In Brief:  Postpartum Depression Common in First-Time Fathers

Depressive symptoms were assessed in a group of 622 Canadian first-time fathers during their partner’s third trimester using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).  The prevalence of depressive symptoms in fathers was 13.76% at 2 months and 13.6% at 6 months.   This study suggests that postpartum depression may be as common in fathers as it… Read More »

Brexanolone (Zulresso) for Postpartum Depression Cleared by the DEA, Now Available

Brexanolone, to be marketed by Sage Therapeutics as Zulresso, was initially approved in March 2019, as a treatment for postpartum depression.  At that time, we were told that Zulresso would be available in June 2019. Here are a few updates. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has recommended that brexanolone be placed in schedule IV of… Read More »