WOMEN’S MOOD DISORDERS

$988,866 awarded to research since 1985

Women’s Mood Disorders encompass perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and menstrual-related mood disorders. These disorders include Depression during Pregnancy, Postpartum Depression (PPD), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Perimenopausal Depression. In 2018 alone, 12.8% of U.S. mothers reported experiencing postpartum depression. That’s 1 in 8 mothers. But, that statistic does not take into account undiagnosed PPD, which is estimated to put the number closer to 20% of moms, or 1 in 5.

$988,866 awarded to research since 1985

Active Research

Single Cell Transcriptional Profiling to Identify Novel Neurocircuit Targets for Reproductive Mood Disorders | Stuber | $45,000

Single cell transcriptional profiling to identify novel neurocircuit targets for reproductive mood disorders 2016 Award: $45,000 It’s known that reproductive mood disorders—like postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopausal depression—are largely caused by fluctuations [...]

Depression Susceptibility in Adolescent Females: Estrogen Variability, Stress Exposure, and Fronto-Limbic Brain Dynamics | Andersen | $38,710

Depression Susceptibility in Adolescent Females: Estrogen Variability, Stress Exposure, and Fronto-Limbic Brain Dynamics 2018 Award: $38,710 Puberty is characterized by dramatic reproductive hormone instability, heightened interpersonal stress and an increased risk for depression, especially [...]