|About||This study provides diagnostic feedback at no cost to women who think they may have a menstrually related mood disorder (such as PMDD). There are 1-2 study visits.|
The purpose of this research, funded by the Foundation of Hope for the Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, is to learn more about menstrually related mood disorders and to identify women with and without these disorders who may be interested in participating in additional studies.
If you suffer during the week before menstruation from depression, irritability, anxiety or mood swings, and these symptoms interfere with normal functioning or interpersonal relationships then you may have a menstrually related mood disorder such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
In order to receive diagnostic feedback on your symptoms and medical evaluations in this study you must:
1) have mood symptoms only pre-menstrually and not after the onset of menstruation
2) be medically healthy and not currently suffering from some other chronic psychiatric condition
3) be 18 – 50 years of age with regular menstrual cycles
4) not be taking any medications, including antidepressants and birth control pills
You may also qualify for treatment studies and studies providing up to $520 in compensation.
If you would like to participate, please call (919) 966-2547.
.::Now recruiting at both UNC Hospital and UNC Mental Health Specialists at REX!::.
The research study is IRB #05-3000. This text was approved by the UNC-CH Biomedical IRB on 11/7/12.