Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression

Principal Investigators: Elizabeth Cox, MD

Study Brief: The purpose of this research study is to investigate a new treatment for postpartum depression

You may be qualified if the following applies to you:

  • Healthy women between the ages of 18-45
  • Between 0-12 months postpartum
  • Uncomplicated delivery of a healthy singleton
  • Currently depressed - EPDS score >12
  • Interested in a non-medical treatment for depression
  • Not on antidepressants

Exclusion criteria:

  • Past or currentdiagnosesof bipolar disorder, psychosis, seizures, stroke, severe headaches or traumatic brain injury
  • Current diagnosis of substance abuse, eating disorder, PTSD, or active suicidal ideation
  • Pregnancy
  • Metal or magnetic objects in body

Point of Contact: For more information, contact Brenda Pearson, LCSW at 919-843-8084, or email at bpearson@med.unc.edu

Compensation Available: All office visits, medical evaluations, and rTMS treatments related to this study will be provided at no cost to patients. Childcare may be provided. Participants will receive $250 compensation upon completion of all study visits.