Tag Archives: Depression

Why depression, trauma can make you age faster

A new study has found that people living with major depressive disorder are biologically older than people without depression, and that childhood trauma exacerbates this effect. The results illuminate the epigenetic mechanisms that might explain this discrepancy. Depression may cause premature aging, a recent study has suggested. Major depression is one of the most common… Read More »

Brexanolone for Postpartum Depression: More Data, But Still Some Questions

In 2015, we first reported on SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics), a new medication for the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).  SAGE-547, now called brexanolone, is an allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors.  We saw the preliminary results of the Sage Therapeutics Phase 3 Hummingbird Program earlier this year.  Now we have the final set of results… Read More »