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Welcome to PRE-D!

Welcome to the study on Preventing Perinatal Depression (PRE-D): Developing Tools and Interventions! We appreciate your interest in this project and look forward to helping you determine if participation is right for you. This study aims to assist women who are attempting to get pregnant or in early pregnancy and have been depressed in the past.

We are conducting this study because women with a history of depression have an increased chance of getting depressed again, particularly during pregnancy. Women need useful and convenient ways to detect, monitor, and prevent depressive symptoms as they try to get pregnant, during pregnancy, and after the baby is born. To help address these needs, we have developed a new Clinician Assisted Internet Monitoring (C-AIM) system to help women recognize the symptoms of depression.

Are you a woman between the ages of 18 and 45, who is well now, but has been depressed in the past? Are you trying to become pregnant in the next year or in early pregnancy? If you answered yes to these questions and would like to see if you qualify to participate in this study or wish to learn more about it, please contact the Psychosocial Research and Depression Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at (214)-648-5351
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