Medical Breakthrough In Helping New Mothers Dealing With Post-Partum Depression


TO FILLED THE AIR. FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL WORKING TO CONTROL THE FIRE ON FIVE TANKS HOLDING, CALLS LIKE NAIL POLISH REMOVER AND GLUE. THEY ARE USING FOAM AND WATER TO PREVENT IT FROM SPREADING. THEY DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL CONTINUE TO BURN. TODAY THE FDA APPROVED THE FIRST DRUG DESIGNED TO TREAT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. SHE WAS THE SAME SIZE AS MANQUI FROM BUILD UP THERE. Reporter: SHE SPENT SIX MONTHS ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS FIGHTING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. WHEN THE SYMPTOMS CAME BACK AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER SECOND CHILD, SHE WAS DESPOND IN. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE IN THAT PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE A NEWBORN AND TODDLER AND YOU ARE SUFFERING? THINGS THAT USE TO BRING YOU JOY DRAIN YOU. PEOPLE MEAN TO HELP BUT IT HURTS. YOU ARE HOPELESS. Reporter: SYMPTOMS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION CAN INCLUDE SADNESS, IRRITABILITY, LOSS OF APPETITE AND SELF-HARM. HATHAWAY WAS PART OF A CLINICAL TRIAL. THE DRUG WAS VERY EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING WOMEN QUICKLY WITH SEVERE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. Reporter: THE DRUG GIVEN IN AN IV DURING A THREE DAY PERIOD. IT RE-BALANCES HORMONES THAT SPIKE DURING PREGNANCY AND PLUMMET AFTER BIRTH. UNLIKE CONVENTIONAL ANTIDEPRESSANTS, THE EFFECT CAN BE ALMOST IMMEDIATE. THE FIRST 12 HOURS I DIDN’T FEEL DIFFERENT. I WENT TO SLEEP AND WHEN I WOKE UP THE THOUGHTS WERE GONE. Reporter: THIS DRUG SHOULD

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  1. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻thank you lord for these brains and hands creating miracles☝🏻

  2. Ummm it’s 34,000 dollars per patient via drip. Like yes I love that they made it but damn why in the world can it not be affordable?????

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