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Research Study: New Moms Mood Tracking & Wellbeing Study


The New Moms Mood Tracking & Wellbeing study is investigating potential risk factors affecting mood changes related to pregnancy and treatments for depressive and anxiety symptoms among expectant women and new moms.

Participants are being recruited from UCLA OBGYN clinics and who are between week 28 of their pregnancy and six months postpartum. Participants are randomly assigned to one of two conditions: Perinatal Psychiatric Care or Screening or the STAND system of care.

Primary Goal

The purpose of this study is to identify baseline predictors of mood changes and treatment response in order to establish the effectiveness and feasibility of the two treatment conditions. Findings from this study may enable us to develop and implement better ways of tracking symptom changes over time, of monitoring treatment response, and of providing personalized care.

Anticipated Duration

Research participants are in the study for approx. 6 months. Recruitment is expected to close in November 2023.

Number of Participants

Approx. 170

Team Leaders

Michelle Craske, PhD

Misty Richards, MD, MS

Nelson Freimer, MD

Funding Source