What is Postpartum Depression?
Feelings of guilt, anxiety and isolation from postpartum depression happen. PPD is more than the "baby blues." It is a medical complication of pregnancy. It is not anyone's fault. You may need help and support. The severity of PPD varies from person to person and typically resolves within a few months when properly treated.
Postpartum Depression SymptomsSome common symptoms of PPD are; insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability, and difficulty bonding with the baby. It is important to note that these are common symptoms and are not solely used to diagnosis PPD.
- Extreme isolation, anxiety and irritability
- Overwhelming exhaustion
- Inability to bond with your baby
- Severe irritation or rage
- Feeling sad and hopeless
- Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
Postpartum Depression Treatment
There are many types of PPD treatments including counseling, antidepressants, or hormone therapies. However, there is not one type of medication that works for everyone. For this very reason, a tremendous amount of research is going into finding a therapy that helps anyone dealing with moderate to severe type PPD.
Current Postpartum Depression Research Trial
PRG has teamed up with a board-certified psychiatric expert, Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino. You are in excellent hands, as Dr. Patino has conducted many trials and has served the East Valley community for decades.
We are looking for women to participate in the Chickadee Study and the Robin Study to evaluate whether an investigational medicine could significantly improve your postpartum depression.
- Must be 15+ years of age
- Experiences symptoms due to PPD
- Additional requirements apply
If you are eligible, you will receive study medicine and study-related care at no cost to you and may be compensated for time and transportation.