The Robin Study is a research study evaluating an investigational oral medication in women with postpartum depression (PPD). An investigational medication is a study drug that will be tested during a study to see if it is safe and effective for a specific condition and/or group of people.
- Be 18 to 45 years of age
- Have given birth within the last 6 months
- Feel any of these symptoms associated with PPD for 2 weeks or longer: insomnia, crying/sadness, lack of appetite, sudden weight loss, hopelessness, lack of interest in baby, loss of interest in things you used to enjoy, intrusive/disturbing thoughts
- Have symptoms that began no earlier than the third trimester and no later than the first four weeks following delivery (I know that many mothers don’t develop PPD until 6 weeks or later, but this is a specific requirement for this particular research study)
If you qualify and decide to participate:
- Your PPD symptoms will be continually monitored by qualified study staff (nurses and clinicians), under the guidance of the study doctor.
- You will receive study-related medical care and the assigned study drug at no cost.
- You will be required to take the assigned study drug at home every night for 14 days. You’ll have nightly phone calls with the study coordinator and will come into the study site three times while on the medication and two times as follow-up. Your total participation will last about 76 days.
- Transportation may be provided for those who require assistance.