Menstrually-Related Mood Disorder Screening Protocol

Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Girdler, Dept. of Psychiatry

Recruitment Length: Ongoing

Study Brief: If you suffer during the week before menstruation from depression, anxiety, irritability, or mood swings, and these symptoms are severe enough to interfere with normal functioning or interpersonal relationships, you are not alone! Up to 30% of reproductive age women suffer from clinically significant premenstrual symptoms (PMS).

This research study offers free diagnostic evaluation for menstrually-related mood disorder (MRMD) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Participation involves 1-2 study visits over 2-4 months. Women diagnosed in this study with MRMD or PMDD may also qualify for other studies.

You may be qualified if the following applies to you:

1)  Are between the ages of 18-52

2) Have mood symptoms only pre-menstrually, and not after the end of menstruation

3) Are medically healthy and not currently taking hormonal or psychiatric medications

Point of Contact: In order to reach a member of our team, you can call or text us at (919) 537-9352 anytime. You can also email us at with questions or for more information.

Compensation Available: Free diagnostic evaluation of your symptoms, and up to $25 in monetary compensation.

Additional Information: Visit to learn more, and to take our 5 minute online eligibility survey!