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Calling Mums for Research Study! The Biological Basis of Reproductive Depression

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SuzanneBRCRed2017 Mon 15-May-17 10:04:49

Researchers at King's College London (Denmark Hill campus) are looking for female volunteers (ages 18-50) to participate in a research project called 'The Biological Basis of Reproductive Depression'
The study aims to examine the possibility that some womens’ brains are more sensitive to fluctuation in sex hormones (e.g. Oestrogen and Progesterone) than other women. In some women this sensitivity might make them more likely to suffer from depression at time of hormonal changes, such as post-natally.

We are including right-handed mothers who have either suffered from post-natal depression/ depression in the past (but are currently well), OR mums who have never suffered from depression and who have reguarly-ish periods. Unfortunately, we can’t include anyone who’s currently taking any medication (anti-depressants/anti-psychotics) or who is on any contraceptives.

Participation in this project will involve taking pictures of your brain with a MRI scanner, completing some questionnaires, and a blood test. An MRI brain scan is a painless procedure with no known side effects, and we will send you a fun picture of your brain from your scan.
The entire visit will take 3-4 hours and you will receive £50 for your participation and reimbursed for your travel expenses.

For more information please email Suzanne on the BRCRed team at: brcred@kcl.ac.uk

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