The First Drug For Postpartum Depression Could Be On Its Way

And researchers hope it could treat the condition in days.

It has taken decades for the medical establishment to recognize the vast scope of postpartum depression, or PPD.Conservative estimates say 11 percent of women become depressed at some point in their first year of motherhood; others put that figure at closer to 25 percent. And that’s just the women who seek help. Likely, the numbers are greatly undercounted — according to one study, fewer than 1...