Postpartum Depression Research

The UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders is now recruiting for a postpartum depression research study on our perinatal psychiatry unit, see below for more details!

Have you given birth recently and are you depressed?

UNC Chapel Hill is excited to announce a new postpartum depression research study at our Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Female between the ages of 18 and 45
  • Gave birth 6 months ago or less
  • Currently experiencing depression after giving birth 

This study requires a 4-day in-patient stay on the Perinatal Psychiatry Unit at UNC hospital. Participants will have their in-patient costs paid for by the research study and will receive up to $1,150 for participation.

For additional information, please call Holly at 919-445-0218.

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PPD ACT Apple Watch Study

Would you like to help researchers improve the way care is delivered for postpartum depression (PPD) treatment?

The PPD ACT Apple Watch study will track the physical and mental symptoms of PPD using an Apple Watch, in order to give your healthcare provider personalized information about how PPD is affecting you.

Apple Watch

You may be eligible if you are:

  • 3 months postpartum or less
  • Experiencing postpartum depression
  • An iPhone 5 or 6 user (in order to pair with the Apple Watch)
  • Willing to be seen for care at UNC Hospitals

 Participants will receive a $100 gift card for returning the Apple watch in good working condition. Please contact Holly at 919-445-0218 or for more information about this exciting opportunity to contribute to postpartum depression research.