Extremely sad, anxious, and withdrawn after giving birth?
It’s not your fault. It could be postpartum depression (PPD). Consider participating in the Robin research study.
Now enrolling: This research study is evaluating the efficacy and safety of an investigational oral medication in women with postpartum depression (PPD).
Learn About PPD
Being a new mom presents its own challenges, but when symptoms of PPD, such as extreme sadness, severe anxiety, and hopelessness, get in the way, you need to do something about it. After all, caring for yourself is as important as caring for your new baby and the rest of your family.
PPD is a biological complication of pregnancy. During pregnancy, levels of certain hormones rise and then rapidly fall after giving birth.1 In some women, these hormone shifts may contribute to PPD. Symptoms may include:
- Sadness, tearfulness, or hopelessness
- Outbursts or irritability, even over small matters
- Anxiety or restlessness
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Trouble bonding with your baby
- Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
If you are experiencing symptoms of PPD or have been diagnosed with PPD, you and your doctor may have developed a treatment plan to ensure your well-being. Participating in a research study is another option you could consider and discuss with your doctor.
In the US, estimates of new mothers identified with PPD each year vary by state from 8% to 20%, with an overall average of 11.5%.2
About the Robin Study
This research study is evaluating the efficacy and safety of an investigational oral medication in women with 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.
If you qualify and decide to participate, 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.
To see if you may
qualify, please call (844) 901-0101 to
speak with a study representative, or fill out the questionnaire. If you pre-qualify,
a study representative will follow up with you to schedule a screening visit to
discuss additional details and help answer any questions you may have.
Study eligibility is determined during the screening visit. During the visit, you will:
- Meet with the study doctor and staff
- Review additional information
- Have an initial evaluation and undergo tests
- Complete study questionnaires
How Do I Qualify?
To be eligible for the study, you must:
- Be 18 to 45 years of age
- Have given birth within the last 6 months
- Frequently feel extremely sad, anxious, or overwhelmed, and these symptoms are associated with PPD
- Have symptoms that began no earlier than the third trimester and no later than the first four weeks following delivery
The study doctor will discuss additional requirements.
Your participation in the Robin Study is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in this research study, you are always free to withdraw at any time for any reason without any penalty or effect on your future medical care.
If you qualify and decide to participate:
- You will receive study-related medical care and the assigned study drug provided at no cost
- Transportation may be provided for those who require assistance
Want to learn more?
-or- call (844) 901-0101
The information you provide will be kept confidential.?
If you pre-qualify and give your permission, your answers will be submitted to the study team, who will contact you to discuss your possible participation.
If you need immediate help, or you feel you may harm yourself or your baby, please dial 911 or your local emergency number. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day.
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- National Institute of Mental Health. Postpartum Depression Facts. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/postpartum-depression-facts/index.shtml. Accessed September 28, 2016.
- Ko JY, Rockhill KM, Tong VT, Morrow B, Farr SL. Trends in Postpartum Depressive Symptoms — 27 States, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 66(6);153–158.