Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a mood disorder that affects about 15% of women within the first year of childbirth. Women with PPD experience feelings of extreme sadness, helplessness, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and fatigue. These symptoms mirror those of a major depressive episode with the additional criteria that the onset of depression occurs within 4 weeks of childbirth. PPD can affect a mother’s ability to care for her child and may negativity affect a child’s cognitive development.
If you are a new mom and feeling sad, hopeless and disconnected from your baby, you may have PPD.
Cypress Medical Research Center in Wichita is currently conducting a research study in individuals 18 years of age or older who are experiencing emotions or behaviors of postpartum depression (PPD).
You may qualify to participate if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older experiencing any of the following emotions or behaviors on most days of the week that may not have been present before becoming pregnant.
- Feeling depressed, hopeless or desperate
- Felt scared or panicky for no good reason
- Blamed yourself unnecessarily when things went wrong
- Felt anxious or worried for no good reason
If you qualify and decide to participate, you will receive:
- Study-related care, tests and procedures
- Study related medication
- Participants may receive compensation for time and travel.
- Health insurance is not needed to participate.
To learn more about this study, or see if you may qualify, call 316-425-6333