BaBES: Baby Brain Emotion Study
Are you the mother/caregiver of an infant age 0-3 months? If so, you may be interested in participating in a study about the ways in which infants’ emotions are related to areas of the brain. The study involves three research visits plus two MRI scans at Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville during your baby’s first 18 months of life:
- At 3 months: Home visit, and a 30-minute scan of your baby’s brain while he/she is sleeping.
- At 9 months: Interview and filming in our research suite in Oakland, and a 30-minute scan of your baby’s brain while he/she is sleeping (in the evening).
- At 18 months: Interview and filming in our research suite in Oakland.
Participants could be paid up to $300. If interested, please call/text (412) 667-8719 or email email@example.com
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PACT Consortium is conducting a study to understand more about the causes of postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis in order to develop new and better treatments. We need as much information as possible from women who have experienced postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis in order to find and analyze patterns. We have created an app that will aid us in this data collection. The PPD ACT app is currently available in the App Store for use on iOS devices in Australia and the US, and is coming soon to the UK.
National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications
- The National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications© is dedicated to evaluating the safety of psychiatric medications that may be taken by women during pregnancy to treat a wide range of mood, anxiety, or psychiatric disorders. The goal of this Registry is to gather information on the safety of these medications during pregnancy, as current data is limited.
- The National Pregnancy Registry is currently studying the safety of atypical antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychiatric medications taken during pregnancy. All pregnant women ages 18-45 are eligible to enroll in the registry. If you are pregnant and have taken an atypical antipsychotic, an antidepressant, or another psychiatric medication, please select the appropriate button below. Women who are pregnant and have not taken either an atypical antipsychotic or an antidepressant are also welcome to enroll in the Registry.
Perinatal Health and Behaviors Research Group
- Located in Bellelfield Towers (8th floor, 100 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15213)
- Ongoing studies: Health and Behaviors in Transition (HABIT)
- Are you pregnant? Are you interested in talking about health and wellness? If you answered yes to these questions, and are not more than 16 weeks pregnant, you may be eligible to participate in our research study. This study may involve meeting with a counselor at your doctor’s office before/after scheduled appointments and/or during the postpartum period. Participants will receive up to $250 for completing all of the study requirements.
- Interested in participating? Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or call HABIT (412) 647-5370 or text HABIT at (412) 463-0094. Click here to access the study brochure.
Magee Women’s Research Institute
Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is a home for University of Pittsburgh researchers who are engaged in research that spans reproductive biology and development and diverse aspects of women’s health. Key physiological processes and diseases that span a woman’s entire life cycle are pursued – from the formation of germ cells and embryos through childhood and adolescence to reproductive life, pregnancy, menopause, and aging.
The BRITE Study (Brain Response and Infant and Toddler Emotion)
- Located in the Loeffler Building (121 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15213)
- Are you the birth mother of a 1, 2, or 3 year old child? You and your child may be eligible to participate in a research study with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on how very young children respond to rewarding activities and mother-child play. Participation will involve 6 or 7 laboratory visits over three years. You and your child will complete interactive tasks and play games together while wearing a head cap that measures brain response. You will be asked to complete interviews and questionnaires. Compensation will be provided.
- Interested in participating? Please call the CARE Lab at 412-383-1047 or 412-624-7991 or email at CareLab@pitt.edu Or click here to access study through Pitt + Me. Click here to access the flyer.
STEADY Study (Studies in Treatment of Emotion & Affect Dysregulation in Youth)
We are looking for mothers who have a 3 year old child or soon-to-be three year old child and are currently experiencing, or have recently experienced, symptoms of instability in mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior for a research study that will include both mother and child.
- Interested in participating? Please call the STEADY study at 412-624-4578 or email STEADY@pitt.edu. For information, click here to access their website, flyer or brochure.
Have you been prescribed an antidepressant recently or are currently taking one? Are you pregnant & between the ages of 18-45 with one baby? You may qualify to participate in the OPTI-MOM Study!
- Interested in participating? Please call Dawn at 412-641-5194 or Donna at 412-641-4258. For information click here to access our flyer.