This research study seeks to identify risk factors that might lead to postpartum depression in pregnant women who are currently depressed or have experienced major depression in the past. This knowledge will help us to better understand predictors of postpartum depression and enable us to draft guidelines for the identification of or prevention of postpartum depression.
Participants in this research study are pregnant women ages 18-45 who are currently depressed or have experienced major depression in the past and whose mood is either currently fine or depressed.
Women who volunteer to participate in this study will have their mood assessed at the time of enrollment, in the third trimester of pregnancy and for up to six months after childbirth. Participants will also undergo hormone testing in the postpartum.
For more information contact Ana Aquino at 310-794-6663
Originally created: 24 Aug 2009 Current author: Robert Carr
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