New postpartum depression treatment available at Alachua clinic

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ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB)-- A new, highly-regulated treatment for postpartum depression is now available at a clinic in north-central Florida.

"Zulresso" has to be administered by an IV drip over the course of 2.5 days in an approved healthcare setting.

One of the first in Florida is at the Better Beginnings private healthcare facility in Alachua.

Clinical trials have shown the drug works quickly, with lasting effects for up to 30 days.

Reports indicate that each treatment costs between $24,000 and $34,000.