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Current Research Announcements

Below are current research studies being conducted in the field of perinatal mental health. The PSI Research Committee has reviewed study summaries and ethical procedures, and have approved these studies for inclusion on our website.

  • If you have a research project relating to pregnancy, postpartum, or post-loss mental health, you can submit a request for us to include a summary of your project and a call for enrollment.
  • Write to us with questions at psioffice@postpartum.net.
  • Enroll in study? Please visit the link listed below.

UMASS Medical School Research Study

About 1 in 8 women develop postpartum depression. UMASS Medical School is currently recruiting for a study that looks at how investigational drug related to a natural substance that your body makes, especially during pregnancy, treats postpartum depression. Cash compensation as well as childcare & transportation compensation is provided.

Call Michelangela at 774-455-4136 to find out more or visit our webpage

Docket #: H-00009521


National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics

The National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics is dedicated to evaluating the safety of atypical antipsychotic medications that may be taken by women during pregnancy to treat a wide range of mood, anxiety, or psychiatric disorders. The goal of this Registry is to gather information on the safety of these medications during pregnancy, as current data is limited. All pregnant women ages 18-45 are eligible to enroll in the registry. The Registry website houses information for both participants and clinicians, including enrollment guidelines, resources on atypical antipsychotics, and notes on some of preliminary research findings. Please visit the website HERE for more information. 


 UNC Department of Psychiatry Research — Call for Participants

Have you given birth recently and are you depressed?
Doctors at UNC Chapel Hill are seeking women for a medical research study of an investigational drug for Postpartum Depression.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Female between the ages of 18 and 45
  • Gave birth 2 weeks to 6 months ago
  • Currently experiencing depression after giving birth

This study requires a 4-day in-patient stay on the Perinatal Psychiatry Unit at UNC hospital. Participants will have their in-patient costs paid for by the research study and will receive up to $1300 for participation.

For additional information, please call Katie at 919-445-0218.
UNC School of Medicine

This study was approved 2/23/15 by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Human Subjects Biomedical Institutional Review Board, IRB# 14-0516, and sponsored by the UNC Department of Psychiatry.