Study for expecting new mothers looking to improve mood and sleep during and after pregnancy

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Jennifer L Payne
Meeta Pangtey
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Official Trial Title
Personalized Integrated Chronotherapy for Perinatal Depression
Study Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences seeks pregnant women (24 to 28 weeks pregnant) ages 18-45 with depressive symptoms and sleep disruption for a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine benefits of non-medication techniques for improving both mood and sleep in expectant mothers.

The study involves bright light therapy, prescribed sleep schedule, saliva collection, activity and light monitoring, completion of mood surveys, and optional blood and breastmilk sample collection. After delivery, your infant’s activity, light, sleep, and behavior will also be monitored. The study will consist of 7 visits, 4 during pregnancy and 3 postpartum, lasting from 24 weeks pregnant to 18 weeks postpartum. The first visit will last approximately 3 to 4 hours, with each visit after that lasting 1 to 2 hours.

Study-related procedures and devices provided free of charge.


Up to $580 based on completion of various study procedures.