• Translational Investigation of Depression in Pregnancy
Adult females (ages 25-35), who have a history of depression and are planning pregnancy and intend to wean off their antidepressant, are wanted for a brain imaging research study exploring the connection between depression during pregnancy and levels of brain metabolites such as fatty acids and sugar molecules. Subjects will come to the MGH main campus for a 3 hour screening session between 9am-5pm. If eligible for the study, participants will subsequently track their menstrual cycles for 3 months, and undergo a one hour brain scanning session at Charlestown MRI Imaging Center between 8am-6pm. Participants will agree to be followed up with on a monthly basis after enrollment, including during pregnancy and 3 months postpartum. Participants will fill out monthly questionnaires about their mood and overall functioning during this time period. There is $100 monetary compensation provided to subjects for completion of this study. For more information, please contact Molly Kwiatkowski by email at mkwiatkowski@partners.org or by phone at 617-643-9284.
Institution  –  MGH - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Principal Investigator  – Snezana Milanovic, MD
  
Enrollment Information
For further information about enrolling a patient in this trial, contact the person below.
Name  – Molly Kwiatkowski, CRC
Phone  – 617-643-9284