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and treatment of mental illnesses.

Women with a History of Postpartum Depression: The Effects of Hormones in Postpartum Mood Disorders

Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-496-9576 [TTY: 711].

If you have ever suffered from postpartum depression (PPD) following childbirth, we would like you to call for information about participation in our study. The study is designed to determine if your PPD was caused by hormonal changes during or after pregnancy. This study will replicate a hormonal state of pregnancy and the 6-week period following delivery. Mood symptoms and hormone levels will be measured throughout the study.

Study Identifiers

  • NIMH Protocol Number: 95-M-0097
  • Study Number: 00001481

Investigator(s): Peter Schmidt, M.D.