Tag Archives: Treatment

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesian growers cash in on Kratom as it takes hold in the US

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesian growers are cashing in on Kratom as the morphine-like ‘opioid alternative’ takes hold in the US Kratom use is soaring in the US as a herbal alternative to opioids But many have died, suffered extreme reactions and overdoses to the morphine-like substance It is grown in Indonesia were its… Read More »

Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause

Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don’t, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers recruited 117 menopausal women with insomnia for the study and randomly assigned them to three groups. One group received cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Another group received a component of CBT… 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 »