Tag Archives: Depression

Smoking cannabis in your teens IS linked to depression in later life as it 'damages brain'

Smoking cannabis in your teens IS linked to depression in later life: Major study reveals drug ‘damages children’s brains’ and half a MILLION adults could avoid mental-health disorder if they had turned down marijuana Largest study of its kind found that 7% of adult depression could be prevented Drug has also been linked to suicidal… Read More »

Ketamine infusions could treat depression – even in people who suffer from anxiety and addiction

Ketamine infusions could work better than antidepressants for patients with hard-to-treat depression, anxiety and substance abuse Two new studies suggest that ketamine still treats depression in patients that also suffer anxiety and depression  Most traditional antidepressants are not as effective in patients that also have anxiety – which make up some 60 percent of depressed… Read More »

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 »