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Postpartum Depression (Inpatient)

Postpartum Depression (Inpatient)

Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, exhaustion or anxiety can occur in one of nine* women soon after having a baby. A sudden drop in pregnancy hormones after giving birth can cause an intense emotional state called Postpartum Depression (PPD) in some women. According to experts, PPD is very common and can affect a mother’s ability to care for her newborn.

If you qualify and agree to participate, you may be in the study for up to seven weeks. The study includes a screening visit, a fourday inpatient stay at a hospital or clinic, and two follow-up visits. Eligible participants are separated randomly into two groups; each group receives a 60-hour IV infusion – one contains the study medication and the other a placebo (no active drug). Neither you nor the study staff will know which medication you are receiving. You may remain on antidepressant medication you are currently taking.

* Source: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/depression/