Tag Archives: Mental

Weekly Roundup for JUNE 28, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Ketamine is the hot new antidepressant.  It has been shown to work quickly in patients with severe depression and can rapidly reduce suicidal ideation.  However, these studies have not been conducted in perinatal women; this group of women is typically excluded from clinical trials because there is typically very little information on the reproductive safety… Read More »

Al Levin Interviews Charles Minguez | Mental Health Advocate & Aspiring Journalist

— Al Interviews Charles Minguez | Mental Health Advocate & Aspiring Journalist In this episode, Al interviews Charles Minguez, mental health advocate and aspiring journalist (recorded 5-16-18). Charles had his first suicide attempt at age thirteen. Before he reached his eighteenth birthday, he had been hospitalized three times. At age seventeen, Charles was diagnosed with… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MARCH 22, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The excitement over the FDA approval of brexanolone (to be marketed as Zulresso) is a good place to start this week’s roundup.  Brexanolone is a derivative of the neurosteroid allopregnanolone, and, while Zulpresso was approved specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression, there is considerable research to indicate that the modulation of neurosteroid systems may… Read More »